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Drug Enforcement Administration

New Jersey

Susan A. Gibson, Special Agent in Charge

September 07, 2016

Contact: Timothy P. McMahon

Phone Number: (973) 776-1143

Grape Street Crips Gang Member Sentenced To 15 Years In Prison

NEWARK, N.J. - - Carl J. Kotowski, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration,  New Jersey Division and Paul J. Fishman, U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, announced a narcotics supplier for the New Jersey Grape Street Crips was sentenced today to 180 months in prison for distributing hundreds of grams of heroin in and around Newark.  

Gabriel Henderson, 36, of Newark, previously pleaded guilty before the U.S. District Judge Esther Salas to an information charging him with one count of conspiracy to distribute heroin. Judge Salas imposed the sentence today in Newark federal court.
Henderson admitted that between December 2014 and May 2015, he conspired with others to distribute brick quantities of heroin to members and associates of the Grape Street Crips. Henderson and his conspirators sold heroin in and around the Pennington Court public-housing complex located on Pennington Street and the John W. Hyatt public-housing complex located on Hawkins Street, both in Newark.

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