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PHOTOS: Dozens arrested in NJ heroin bust

Pictured: Noel Gonzalez

May 30, 2012 2:38:54 PM PDT
More than two dozen people were arrested as part of major heroin takedown in Camden.

New Jersey Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa released the results of a nine-month investigation on Wednesday.

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Investigators allege that 43-year-old Noel Gonzalez, of Camden, led a highly-organized system of drug dealers in several Camden neighborhoods.

On Wednesday morning, search warrants were served at four homes, include that of Gonzalez.

Chiesa said a large amount of heroin, $5,200 in cash, counterfeit currency and guns were seized.

15 people are still wanted in connection with this case.

The suspects identified in this case are: (* indicates that person is under arrest)

Alleged Leaders

Leader: *Noel Gonzalez, 43, of Camden (alleged Ñetas gang member). Leader of a Narcotics Trafficking Network (1st degree), Racketeering (1st degree), Conspiracy (2nd degree), Distribution of Heroin (1st degree).
Managing Partner: *Michael Rivera, 28, of Camden, aka "Bute." Racketeering (1st degree), Conspiracy (2nd degree), Money Laundering (3rd degree).

Alleged Case Workers

Angel L. Martinez, 28, of Camden, aka "Gunz" (alleged Ñetas gang member). Racketeering (1st degree), Conspiracy (2nd degree).
*Fred Alvarado, 47, of Camden, aka "Freddy" (alleged Latin Kings gang member). Racketeering (1st degree), Conspiracy (2nd degree), Distribution of Heroin (3rd degree).
Jonathan Santiago, 32, of Camden, aka "Shorty Chico." Racketeering (1st degree), Conspiracy (2nd degree), Distribution of Heroin (3rd degree).
*JessMarie Ramirez, 30, of Camden, aka "Jessie." Racketeering (1st degree), Conspiracy (2nd degree), Distribution of Heroin (2nd degree).
*William Alvarez, 36, of Camden, aka "June." Racketeering (1st degree), Conspiracy (2nd degree), Distribution of Heroin (3rd degree).
*Samuel Serrano, 24, of Camden. Racketeering (1st degree), Conspiracy (2nd degree).

Alleged Set Managers

Michael Ortiz, 19, of Camden, aka "Mikey." Racketeering (1st degree), Conspiracy (2nd degree).
*Edgardo Ortiz, 20, of Camden, aka "Bebe." Racketeering (1st degree), Conspiracy (2nd degree), Distribution of Heroin (3rd degree).
*Jonathan Roman, 22, of Camden. Racketeering (1st degree), Conspiracy (2nd degree), Distribution of Heroin (3rd degree).
Wilkins Castro, 32, of Camden. Racketeering (1st degree), Conspiracy (2nd degree), Distribution of Heroin (3rd degree).
*George Rivera, 27, of Camden, aka "Angel." Racketeering (1st degree), Conspiracy (2nd degree), Distribution of Heroin (3rd degree).
Cindy M. Scanes, 26, of Camden. Racketeering (1st degree), Conspiracy (2nd degree), Distribution of Heroin (3rd degree).

Alleged Trappers and Runners

*Juan Santana, 53, of Camden, aka "Chino." Racketeering (1st degree), Conspiracy (2nd degree), Distribution of Heroin (3rd degree).
Luis Vasquez, 20, of Camden, aka "Lou." Racketeering (1st degree), Conspiracy (2nd degree), Distribution of Heroin (3rd degree).
Christopher Vasquez, 21, of Camden, aka "Chris." Racketeering (1st degree), Conspiracy (2nd degree), Distribution of Heroin (3rd degree).
Hassan Torres, 24, of Camden, aka "Haz." Racketeering (1st degree), Distribution of PCP (1st degree), Conspiracy (2nd degree), Distribution of Heroin (3rd degree).
*William Rivera, 30, of Camden, aka "Butch." Racketeering (1st degree), Conspiracy (2nd degree), Distribution of Heroin (3rd degree).
*Sebastian Cordero, 19, of Camden, aka "Seb." Racketeering (1st degree), Conspiracy (2nd degree), Distribution of Heroin (3rd degree).
Douglas Soto, 24, of Camden, aka "D-Block." Racketeering (1st degree), Conspiracy (2nd degree), Distribution of Heroin (3rd degree).
*Julio Medina, 21, of Camden. Racketeering (1st degree), Conspiracy (2nd degree), Distribution of Heroin (3rd degree).
Jose Diaz, 20, of Camden, aka "." Racketeering (1st degree), Conspiracy (2nd degree), Distribution of Heroin (3rd degree).
Calvin J. Lewis, 22, of Blackwood. Racketeering (1st degree), Conspiracy (2nd degree), Distribution of Heroin (3rd degree).
*Jonathan Vazquez, 18, of Camden. Racketeering (1st degree), Conspiracy (2nd degree), Distribution of Heroin (3rd degree).
Jorge Pena, 44, of Camden, aka "Tito." Racketeering (1st degree), Conspiracy (2nd degree), Distribution of Heroin (3rd degree).
*Timothy Peters, 19, of Camden, aka "White Boy." Racketeering (1st degree), Conspiracy (2nd degree), Distribution of Heroin (3rd degree).
*Giovanni Mercado, 21, of Camden. Racketeering (1st degree), Conspiracy (2nd degree), Distribution of Heroin (3rd degree).

Additional Alleged Drug Dealers Charged in Operation Billboard

*Joseph Serrano, 30, of Camden, aka "Joey Crack" (alleged Bloods gang member). Distribution of PCP (1st degree).
*Kevin Hannah, 47, of Camden, aka "ICU." Distribution of PCP (1st degree).
*Omar Santiago, 31, of Camden, aka "Omar." Conspiracy (2nd degree).
*Rafael Vicente, 46, of Camden, aka "Popeye." Conspiracy (2nd degree).
*Conno Laboy, 21, of Camden. Conspiracy (2nd degree), Distribution of Heroin (2nd degree).
*Virgilio Vargas Jr., 25, of Camden. Conspiracy (2nd degree).
Jose Bonilla, 36, of Camden, aka "Chino" (alleged Bloods gang member). Distribution of PCP (1st degree), Distribution of Heroin (3rd degree).
*Jose Ramos, 33, of Camden, aka "Jay." Distribution of Heroin (2nd degree), Conspiracy (3rd degree).
Miguel Andujar, 44, of Camden. Distribution of PCP (1st degree).
Jose Rodriguez, 27, of Camden, aka "Papito." Distribution of PCP (2nd degree).
*Vincent Porrata, 46, of Pennsauken, aka "Lluvia." Distribution of Heroin (1st degree), Possession of Heroin (3rd degree), Distribution of Heroin (3rd degree), Distribution of Heroin w/in 1000 Feet of a School (3rd degree).
Jose R. Adames, 50, of Woodlynne. Distribution of Heroin (3rd degree), Distribution of Heroin w/in 1000 Feet of a School (3rd degree), Possession of Heroin (3rd degree).
*Marisol Beltran-Alvarez, 47, of Haddon Township. Distribution of Heroin (1st degree), Possession of Heroin (3rd degree), Distribution of Heroin w/in 1000 Feet of a School (3rd degree).


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