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Four Paterson Gang Members Charged with Drug Trafficking Conspiracy and One Charged for Attempted Robbery of Postal Employee

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New Jersey

NEWARK, N.J. – Four Passaic County, New Jersey, men have been charged in connection with their respective roles in a Paterson neighborhood street gang known as “100k” that distributed fentanyl, heroin, and cocaine, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced today.

Jazmeir Reyes, aka “Baby Joe,” aka “Joe,” 19, Kyzeik Robinson, aka “Doo Doo,” aka “King Sparks,” aka “Sparks,” 18, Michael Davis, aka “Baby Three,” 27, and Jacim Pitts, 24, all of Paterson, New Jersey, are charged by complaint with conspiracy to distribute fentanyl, heroin, and cocaine. Reyes is charged in a separate complaint with attempted Hobbs Act robbery, assaulting or impeding certain United States officers or employees, and brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, in connection with his holding a U.S. Postal Service employee at gun point.

Davis and Pitts appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge James B. Clark III in Newark federal court and were detained. Reyes is scheduled to make his initial appearance on June 21, 2024. Robinson remains at large.

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:

From January 2022, law enforcement has been investigating the members and associates of a neighborhood street gang known as “100k” or “Down the Hill,” which operates primarily in the area of North Main and Jefferson streets in the First Ward of Paterson. Reyes, Robinson, and Davis are all known members of 100k and Pitts is a member of “So Icey,” a neighborhood street gang closely aligned with the 100k gang.

From August 2023 to April 2024, law enforcement used undercover officers to conduct controlled purchases of narcotics from Reyes and the other members and associates of 100k and seized in excess of 100 grams of fentanyl as well as quantities of heroin and cocaine.

On July 28, 2023, in Paterson, Reyes held a mail carrier at gun point in an attempt to steal the mail carrier’s arrow key, which is a key used to gain access to mailboxes within a certain geographic area or postal route.

The count of conspiracy charged in the complaint carries a mandatory minimum term of five years, a maximum of 40 years in prison, and a fine of at least $5 million.

On each of the counts of attempted Hobbs Act robbery and assaulting or impeding certain United States officers or employees, Reyes faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and up to a $250,000 fine, or twice the gain or loss from the offense, whichever is greatest. On the count of brandishing a firearm in connection with a crime of violence, Reyes faces a mandatory minimum term of seven years and a maximum term of life imprisonment, which must run consecutively to any other prison sentence imposed, and a fine of up to $250,000.

U.S. Attorney Sellinger credited special agents and task force officers of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Newark Field Division, under the direction of Acting Special Agent in Charge Ross A. Marchetti; the New Jersey State Police, under the direction of Col. Patrick J. Callahan; and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, under the direction of Inspector in Charge Christopher Nielsen; the Passaic County Sheriff’s Office, under the direction of Acting Sheriff Gary Giardina; the Jersey City Police Department, under the direction of Director of Public Safety James Shea; and the Paterson Police Department, under the direction of Officer In Charge Isa Abbassi with the investigation leading to today’s charges.

This case is part of the Paterson Violent Crime Initiative (VCI), which was formed in 2020 by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey, the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office, and the City of Paterson’s Department of Public Safety for the purpose of combatting violent crime in and around Paterson. As part of this partnership, federal, state, county, and city agencies collaborate and pool resources to prosecute violent offenders who endanger the safety of the community. The VCI is composed of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the FBI, the ATF, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the U.S. Marshals, the Paterson Department of Public Safety, the Paterson Police Department, the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office, the Passaic County Sheriff’s Office, N.J. State Parole, Bergen County Jail, N.J. State Police Regional Operations and Intelligence Center/Real Time Crime Center, and N.J. Department of Corrections.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jake A. Nasar of the Organized Crime/Gang Unit in Newark.

The charges and allegations contained in the complaints are merely accusations, and the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated June 20, 2024

Drug Trafficking
Press Release Number: 24-239