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Nine Bloods Gang Members Nabbed in NJ Drug Raid

An extensive drug raid in Central New Jersey has led to the arrest of nine alleged members of the “Sex, Money, Murder” gang. This operation revealed large-scale trafficking of narcotics, including fentanyl, heroin, and cocaine, across Union County.

Key Takeaways
  • Nine members of the “Sex, Money, Murder” Bloods sect were charged in a New Jersey drug operation.
  • The raid involved Homeland Security and local police, leading to the seizure of guns, drugs, and arrests.
  • The suspects operated an open-air drug market distributing fentanyl, heroin, and cocaine across Union County.

Federal and Local Forces Execute Coordinated Raid

Early Thursday morning, heavily armed agents from Homeland Security Investigations, together with the Plainfield Police, executed a raid at a residence near Grant Avenue and West 3rd Street in Plainfield, New Jersey.

This action was part of a broader crackdown on a notorious street gang known as “Sex, Money, Murder,” a subset of the Bloods.

The raid targeted nine suspects believed to be running an open-air drug market that distributed fentanyl, heroin, and cocaine throughout Union County.

The suspects, primarily in their 30s and 40s, were caught in a large-scale operation described by authorities as significant due to the volume and variety of drugs handled.

Gang Members with Notorious Reputations

The individuals arrested during the operation are facing charges of conspiracy to distribute narcotics. They have been identified with various nicknames, including “Molly,” “Rock,” and “Drizzy.”

Among them are:

  1. Jerry Ross, 46, of Somerset
  2. Joseph Ross, 42, of Rahway
  3. Luis Delvalle, 41, of Piscataway
  4. Pernell White, 36, of Piscataway
  5. Jaquay Bell, 35, of Piscataway
  6. Andre Gaddy, 31, of North Plainfield
  7. Jacob Douglas, 42, of Plainfield
  8. Tarrell Strond, 42, of Plainfield
  9. Tayeire Thomas, 26, of Plainfield

Court Proceedings Begin as Hunt for Suspects Continues

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, some suspects were caught and brought before U.S. Magistrate Judge Cathy L. Waldor, but others, like Douglas, White, and Thomas, are still not found.

This ongoing issue shows how tough and complicated it can be to break up organized drug groups.

Broader Investigation to Uncover Other Crimes

William Walker, the Director of Homeland Security Investigations in New Jersey, highlighted the wide-reaching effects of the raid.

He said, “Whether it’s victims that could have been touched from a violent crime perspective, or victims who could have been touched as a result of overdoses, or open-air drug trafficking, our investigation will continue into that realm.

The investigation lasted for months and included watching the suspects closely, making undercover drug buys, and checking phone records.

This showed how the gang members were closely linked in their drug-selling operations.

The suspects reportedly took part in many face-to-face drug sales, including some where the drugs were packed in small bags marked with “Chicago Bulls,” “Win for Life,” and “Lemon Pepper.”

During a news conference, U.S. Attorney Philip Sellinger credited several police groups, including the Union County Prosecutor’s Office and the police departments of Plainfield and Perth Amboy, for their teamwork in this thorough investigation that led to the arrests.

This ongoing work highlights how committed both federal and local officials are to fighting organized drug trafficking and its harmful impact on communities.

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