Carteret Police Chief Dennis McFadden’s Statement on Arrest of Javon Robinson, Javon Evans, and Corey O’Neill

On Friday, July 17th, 2020, the Carteret Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit and Street Crimes Unit were conducting surveillance in the area of Pershing Ave and Union St., a high drug traffic area, and observed two individuals conducting hand-to-hand transactions. Subsequently these two individuals were placed under arrest for Loitering to Distribute Narcotics.

Javon Robinson, 18, from 4 Pulaski Ave in Carteret and Javon Evans, 19, a self-admitted 1-Eleven Crip Gang member from G-2 Salem Ave in Carteret, were charged with Loitering to Distribute, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Crack Cocaine, Possession of MDMA (Ecstasy), Possession with Intent to Distribute and Possession with Intent to Distribute within 1000 feet of a Public School, Possession with Intent to Distribute within 500 feet of a Public Park, and Conspiracy to Commit with the Intent to Distribute. Javon Robinson was also issued a Drug Offender Restraining Order.

A third individual, Corey O’Neill, 18, from South River was also arrested.  O’Neill was detained by officers who were investigating the crime of narcotics distribution. O’Neill was observed interacting with Mr. Evans and Mr. Robinson. He was patted down and was than advised to leave the store front area as Mr. Robinson and Mr. Evans were taken into custody. At this time, O’Neill refused to leave the area and continued to try and distract the Officers conducting their investigation. An Officer advised O’Neill that he was under arrest for Obstructing Administration of Law and Governmental Function and Disorderly Conduct. O’Neill attempted to flee on foot and was quickly apprehended without incident. Corey O’Neill was transported to HQ where was processed and charged with Obstructing the Administration of Law, Disorderly Conduct, and Resisting Arrest by Flight.

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