Crime Scene Tape

Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced today that a Jersey City man has been sentenced to 86 months in prison for possessing, with the intent to distribute, heroin, cocaine and cocaine base.

According to the announcement, Hason Armfield, 43, of Jersey City, who had previously pleaded guilty, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Kevin McNulty.

The charges stemmed from a search of Armfield’s residence by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Jersey City Police Department. The search turned up heroin, cocaine, cocaine base, drug paraphernalia, and U.S. currency.

In addition to the prison term, Judge McNulty sentenced Armfield to three years of supervised release.

The 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 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.

Aaron is a writer, musician and lawyer. Aaron attended Berklee College of Music and the State University of New York at Purchase. Aaron served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ecuador. He received a J.D....