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Hoboken and Secaucus police team up on drug bust

Following a two-month investigation, officers with the Hoboken Police Department and Secaucus Police Department arrested three people who allegedly supplied various drugs to Hoboken residents.

According to a press release from the departments, on July 29, 2020, the Secaucus Police Department arrested Secaucus resident Hector Reveron, 41, subsequent to a motor vehicle stop on Secaucus Road.

During the stop he was placed under arrest for an active warrant from North Bergen with a bail of $350.

At the time of his arrest, Officers found Reveron allegedly in possession of 34 bags of suspected crack/cocaine and three folds of suspected heroin.

He was charged with multiple crimes and transported to the Hudson County Correctional Center, but released a short time after.

In May of 2021, the Secaucus Police Anti-Crime Unit learned that Reveron was supplying a variety of drugs to Hoboken residents, launching a collaborative narcotics investigation with HPD’s Street Crimes Unit.

During the investigation, two individuals were arrested in Hoboken by members of the Secaucus and Hoboken Police Departments after officers saw them allegedly purchasing suspected heroin from Reveron.

Cash, coke, and crack

Officers arrested Revron on July 15 at his Riverside Station Boulevard Apartment.

During a search of the apartment officers seized $9,423 in cash, which is believed to be “derived from criminal activity.”

Officers also searched an apartment associated with Reveron on the 300 block of Harrison Street in Hoboken.

Hoboken residents Ernest Walker, 37, and Angela Rodriguez, 27, were found in the Harrison Street apartment and were arrested after a search in which officers found more than one and a half ounces of suspected cocaine and crack/cocaine, suspected heroin, materials used to package narcotics, and $362 in cash allegedly in the apartment.

Reveron is charged with Possession with the Intent to Distribute Cocaine, Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin, two counts of Distribution of Heroin, three counts of Possession with Intent to Distribute within 500 feet of Public Housing, three counts of Possession with Intent to Distribute within 1,000 feet of a School, Possession of Cocaine, Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine, and Money Laundering.

Walker and Rodriguez  were each charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine, Possession of Cocaine, Possession with Intent to Distribute within 500 feet of Public Housing, Possession with Intent to Distribute within 1,000 feet of a School and Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine.

All three are considered innocent unless proven guilty.

“The Secaucus Police Department will continue to work collaboratively with other law enforcement agencies to pursue and apprehend criminals across jurisdictional boundaries that have a nexus to Secaucus,” said Secaucus Police Chief Dennis Miller. “The ongoing partnership between the Hoboken and Secaucus Police Departments will help ensure a better quality of life for the residents in both Secaucus and Hoboken.”

“Investigations of this magnitude can be time consuming and complex,” said Acting Hoboken Police Chief Daniel Lobue. “To the residents of the Hoboken Housing Authority, I thank you for your continued patience, community support, collaboration and communication.  We at the Hoboken Police Department understand that this  [is] a partnership that we wish to continue to build.  Additionally, I urge all residents to report any and all criminal activity by calling our department at 201-420-2100.  I along with my team look forward to meeting with local leaders and community partners to help assist in any way possible.”

Tips can be called into (201)330-2049, emailed to spdtips@secaucus.net or submitted anonymously at www.secaucuspolice.org.

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