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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of New Jersey

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Hudson County Man Admits Drug Distribution Charges

NEWARK, N.J. -  A Hudson County, New Jersey, man today admitted possessing with intent to distribute heroin, cocaine and cocaine base, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced.

Hason Armfield, 43, of Jersey City, New Jersey, pleaded guilty by videoconference before U.S. District Judge Kevin McNulty to an indictment charging him with possessing with intent to distribute heroin, cocaine and cocaine base.

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

Armfield’s residence was searched as part of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Jersey City Police Department. Law enforcement officers found heroin, cocaine, cocaine base, drug paraphernalia, and U.S. currency.  

The charge to which Armfield pleaded guilty carries a maximum sentence of 20 years imprisonment and a $1 million fine. Sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 6, 2021.

Acting U.S. Attorney Honig credited agents and task force officers of the DEA, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Susan A. Gibson, and members of the Jersey City Police Department, under the direction of Public Safety Director James Shea, with the investigation leading to today’s guilty plea. 

This investigation was conducted as part of the Jersey City Violent Crime Initiative (VCI). The VCI was formed in 2018 by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey, the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, and the Jersey City Police Department, for the sole purpose of combatting violent crime in and around Jersey City. As part of this partnership, federal, state, county, and city agencies collaborate to strategize and prioritize the prosecution of violent offenders who endanger the community. The VCI is composed of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the FBI, the ATF, the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) New Jersey Division, the U.S. Marshals, the Jersey City Police Department, the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office, New Jersey State Parole Board, the Hudson County Jail, and the New Jersey State Police Regional Operations and Intelligence Center/Real Time Crime Center.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Tracey Agnew of the Organized Crime and Gangs Unit in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Newark.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
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Press Release Number: 
21-350
Updated August 3, 2021