2 Guilty in a “drug conspiracy” involving the Newark Youth Center: Feds

NEWARK, NJ – Two men have admitted to their role in a “drug trafficking plot” involving a youth recreation center in Newark, federal officials recently announced.

Rahim Jackson pleaded guilty on Friday to conspiring to distribute heroin, according to the US attorney’s office.

Arthur Hardy pleaded guilty on December 9 to conspiracy to distribute heroin and possession of heroin.

Find out what’s happening in Newark with free real-time Patch updates.

Prosecutors issued the following statement about the case:

“The Bloods Street Gang G-Shine ensemble operates out of Broadway townhouses in Newark, in a residential neighborhood a short distance from two elementary schools and a high school. The organization’s leaders obtained their supplies of narcotics, including heroin and fentanyl, from Jackson and Hardy, who delivered the narcotics either personally or through drug dealers. The investigation found that on numerous occasions large drug deliveries had taken place in or around the Rotunda Recreation and Wellness Center on Clifton Avenue, where Jackson was employed and Hardy was the manager. These people also used the Center de loisirs et de bien-être de la Rotonde to store narcotics and drug recipes. “

Prosecutors said the count Jackson pleaded guilty to carries a minimum of 10 years in prison and a maximum of life in prison. The charges Hardy pleaded guilty to carry a minimum of five years in prison and a maximum of 40 years in prison.

Find out what’s happening in Newark with free real-time Patch updates.

Jackson’s sentencing is scheduled for April 18, 2022. Hardy’s sentencing is scheduled for April 14, 2022.

Send local news tips and correction requests to [email protected]

To request that your name be removed from an arrest report, submit these required elements at [email protected]

The response rules:

  • Be respectful. It is a space for friendly local exchanges. No racist, discriminatory, vulgar or threatening language will be tolerated.
  • Be transparent. Use your real name and save your claims.
  • Keep it local and relevant. Make sure your answers stay on topic.
  • Review the Community patch guidelines.

Comments are closed.