Trenton murder suspect charged with drug possession in jail

A convicted drug dealer accused in last month’s fatal shooting death of 25-year-old Taquan McNeil has been charged with an additional count of drug possession after prosecutors said he was found with drugs inside the county jail.

Naquan Green

Naquan Green

Naquan Green, 26, allegedly shot McNeil three times during a botched drug deal Feb. 15 on the 100 block of Boudinot Street. Superior Court Judge Gerald Council did not impose bail on the new drug charges for Green, who is already being held in lieu of $1.1. million on the murder charge.

McNeil was found face-down in a snow bank and died a short time later after a bullet pierced both his lungs.

Ballistics from recovered shell casings matched an unknown caliber gun authorities found in a nearby alley, and witnesses said Green was with the victim minutes before the murder.

McNeil and Green had set up a drug deal after encountering each other at a city gas station.

Green was arrested March 4 at a Bellevue Avenue apartment in Trenton by members of the U.S. MarshalsNY/NJ Regional Fugitive Task Force.

He was apprehended after a short pursuit in which he allegedly tossed a .357-caliber Ruger out of the fifth-floor window of the apartment. He was also charged with drug and gun possession after police found him with ecstasy.

Green has multiple state and federal convictions, including for a 2005 drug offense as a juvenile. He was sentenced to three years in state prison in 2012 for a 2009 aggravated assault.

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