Neighborhood Reports Lead to Drug Bust on Cleveland Avenue

December 18, 2020

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Police Director Sheilah A. Coley today announced that on Tuesday Dec. 15, 2020, Trenton police detectives who were responding to neighborhood complaints of illegal activity on Cleveland Ave were able to arrest two men and seize dozens of doses of dangerous narcotics.

Davon Reynolds, 39, of Morrisville, P.A., was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS), CDS Possession within a 1,000 feet of school property, possession with intent to distribute, and possession of marijuana under 50 grams. Shawn K McRae, 47, of Trenton, was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession with intent to distribute, possession with intent to distribute within 1000 feet of a school, and possession of controlled substance paraphernalia.

The Trenton Police Department had been receiving multiple complaints about illegal activity in and around a house on 482 Cleveland Ave. Based on their surveillance of the property, detectives obtained a search warrant for the house.

On Dec. 15, 2020 shortly after 5:00 p.m., Trenton police detectives assigned to the Violent Crimes Rapid Response Unit and the Street Crimes Unit executed the search warrant. When the detectives entered the house, they discovered and seized 10 grams of crack cocaine and 73 decks of heroin.

“Many of our successful busts come from complaints given directly by Trenton residents who have zero tolerance for this kind of activity near their homes,” said Director Coley. “We encourage every Trentonian who has a similar problem in their neighborhood to contact the TPD.”

These charges and allegations are merely accusations, and the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. This is an ongoing investigation.

The operation was supervised by Detective Lieutenant Darren Zappley.