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Tuesday, 28 May 2013 17:14

New Jersey Shop Target of Drug Raid; 6 Men Arrested

Six Union County men were arrested on drug charges after police raided a Linden, NJ, auto repair shop, authorities said on May 8.

Inside Gifted Hands Complete Auto Repair, 1429 E. Elizabeth Avenue in Linden, officers recovered more than $3,000 in heroin; two loaded handguns—a .22 revolver and a .357 with the serial number defaced; and $3,400 in alleged drug proceeds, said Linden Police Capt. James Sarnicki.

The bust came after a two-month investigation into drug distribution by the Linden Police Narcotics Squad, working with officers in Roselle, Sarnicki said.

Arrested were: John D. Robinson, 58, and Erwin Herrera, 34, both of Linden; Darnell Dixon, 48, and Vernon Robinson, 32, both of Roselle; and James Palmer, 33, and Dwayne Hill, 54, both of Roselle Park.
Each suspect was charged with possession of a defaced firearm, possession of a firearm while committing a drug offense, distribution of heroin, and distribution within 1,000 feet of a school, police said.

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