Paterson, NJ men arrested for drug running to Port Jervis

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Drug task force seizure
Zakhi Jenkins                                     Khalif Johnson

PORT JERVIS – Two Ptterson, New Jersey men were arrested on felony drug charges for having sold crack-cocaine and fentanyl to undercover police officers in Orange County.

The arrests of Khalif Johnson, 22, and Zakhi Jenkins, 19, was the result of a months-long joint investigation by City of Port Jervis Police and the Orange County Drug Task Force with the assistance of the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.

The two men were charged with two counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance for having sold three ounces of crack cocaine and 650 bags of fentanyl to undercover cops between June 22 and July 5.

The investigation targeted the trafficking of large amounts of crack cocaine and fentanyl from Patterson, New Jersey into Port Jervis and surrounding communities.

During the investigation, police recovered three ounces of crack cocaine and some 1,150 bags of fentanyl as well as over $6,000 in cash.

DA David Hoovler said the Patterson to Port Jervis route is “one of the major pathways that these potentially lethal substances are flowing through to reach our communities.”