Hoboken Family Arrested on Gun and Drug Distribution charges

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Arrestee #1: Randell Richardson Age 42 Hoboken NJ
Charges: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Certain Persons not to possess a firearm, Poss of Hollow Point Bullets , Possession of Heroin With Intent to Distribute, Poss. of Heroin WITD within 1000 feet of School Zone, Poss of CDS Heroin within 500 Feet Public Housing, Poss of CDS Crack Cocaine WITD, Poss of CDS Crack Cocaine WITD within 1000 Feet School Zone, Poss of CDS Crack Cocaine within 500 Feet public Housing, Poss of CDS Marijuana, Poss of CDS Marijuana WITD within 1000 feet school zone, Poss of CDS Marijuana within 500 feet public housing, Distribution of CDS Paraphernalia, Poss of Paraphernalia, Fortified Premises, 2 Counts of Prescription Legend Drugs

Arrestee#2: Eric Richardson Age 20 Hoboken NJ
Charges: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Certain Persons not to possess a firearm, Poss of Hollow Point Bullets , Possession of Heroin With Intent to Distribute, Poss of Heroin WITD within 1000 feet of School Zone, Poss of CDS Heroin within 500 Feet Public Housing, Poss of CDS Crack Cocaine WITD, Poss of CDS Crack Cocaine WITD within 1000 Feet School Zone, Poss of CDS Crack Cocaine within 500 Feet public Housing, Poss of CDS Marijuana, Poss of CDS Marijuana WITD within 1000 feet school zone, Poss of CDS Marijuana within 500 feet public housing, Distribution of CDS Paraphernalia, Poss of Paraphernalia, Fortified Premises, 2 Counts of Prescription Legend Drugs, 2 Counts of Bail jumping

Arrestee#3: Jerika Martinez Age 26 Hoboken NJ
Charges: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Certain Persons not to possess a firearm, Poss of Hollow Point Bullets, Possession of Heroin With Intent to Distribute, Poss of Heroin WITD within 1000 feet of School Zone, Poss of CDS Heroin within 500 Feet Public Housing, Poss of CDS Crack Cocaine WITD, Poss of CDS Crack Cocaine WITD within 1000 Feet School Zone, Poss of CDS Crack Cocaine within 500 Feet public Housing, Poss of CDS Marijuana, Poss of CDS Marijuana WITD within 1000 feet school zone, Poss of CDS Marijuana within 500 feet public housing, Distribution of CDS Paraphernalia, Poss of Paraphernalia, Fortified Premises, 2 Counts of Prescription Legend Drugs, 2 counts of Bail jumping

Arrestee#4: Cathy Y. Richardson Age 61 Hoboken NJ
Charges: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Certain Persons not to possess a firearm, Poss of Hollow Point Bullets, Possession of Heroin With Intent to Distribute, Poss of Heroin WITD within 1000 feet of School Zone, Poss of CDS Heroin within 500 Feet Public Housing, Poss of CDS Crack Cocaine WITD, Poss of CDS Crack Cocaine WITD within 1000 Feet School Zone, Poss of CDS Crack Cocaine within 500 Feet public Housing, Poss of CDS Marijuana, Poss of CDS Marijuana WITD within 1000 feet school zone, Poss of CDS Marijuana within 500 feet public housing, Distribution of CDS Paraphernalia, Poss of Paraphernalia, Fortified Premises, 2 Counts of Prescription Legend Drugs

Arrestee#5: Stephen S. White Age 50 Hoboken NJ
Charges: Burglary, Possession of CDS Marijuana, Drug Paraphernalia

Arrest Date and time: 1/31/19 10:40 a.m.

Officers Involved: Hoboken Police Department Investigative Bureau Detectives, Hoboken Police ESU, Hudson County Regional Swat Team, Hudson County Sheriff K-9 Unit

Incident Details: Detectives from the Hoboken Police Investigative Bureau began investigating reports of narcotics sales from defendant, Randell Richardson after receiving information from the public via the Hoboken Police’s anonymous tip line (201) 420-2111 regarding the ongoing sale of illegal narcotics inside of an apartment in 310 Jackson Street. These sales were taking place at all hours of the day and night from the address of 310 Jackson Street. During the investigation, it was learned that the defendant was using an apartment inside 310 Jackson Street in order to conduct these sales with the help of other family members. This investigation lasted approximately one and a half months and culminated in the lead detective gaining enough information to apply for and be granted a search warrant for an apartment on the third floor. The Hudson County Regional Swat Team was contacted and became the lead in the tactical operation regarding the entry and worked in unison with Hoboken ESU, Investigators and the Hudson County sheriffs K-9 unit.

On Thursday January 31st, 2019 over 20 officers converged towards the target residence. Officers from the Regional Swat Team executed an entry of the apartment and rendered it safe for the back-up officers. While inside the apartment, arrestees Randell, Cathy and Eric Richardson were secured and placed under arrest along with Jericka Martinez. During this operation a second apartment that was supposed to be vacant was found to be occupied by defendant Stephen White, he was additionally charged with Burglary, Possession of CDS Marijuana, and Possession of CDS Paraphernalia.

Once all defendants were secured and apartment rendered safe, a search was conducted. Detectives were able to locate and secure a black Taurus .380 caliber handgun. A loaded magazine with hollow point bullets were also found along with the firearm. They were also able to locate over 60 bags of CDS Heroin, several bags of CDS Crack cocaine and Marijuana, CDS Paraphernalia and over $500.00 in us currency believed to be proceeds from the sales of CDS. All defendants were transported to headquarters for processing and later remanded to the Hudson County Rehabilitation Center.

Chief Ken Ferrante stated “I am proud of the work that was performed by the Hoboken Police department’s Investigations Bureau that halts an operation of alleged drug distribution of multiple drugs including heroin and most importantly taking another illegal gun off the streets. Anytime one of these law enforcement operations occurs, there is a risk of injury to many. I am most satisfied that the Hudson County Regional SWAT along with the Hoboken Police emergency Service Unit was able to complete this operation with total control and professionalism, where no suspects, civilians or officers were injured. This was a total successful operation from investigation, to operation plans, to execution!”-Chief Ken Ferrante

****All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty****