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Conclusion of Large Scale Narcotics Investigation “Yo-Yo”

May 28, 2021

Cape May Court House, New Jersey – Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland, and Special Agent in Charge Susan A. Gibson of the Drug Enforcement Administration announce the conclusion of “Operation Yo-Yo” a large scale narcotics investigation initiated by the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office, Gangs, Guns and Narcotics Task Force and the DEA.

On May 20, 2021, the Cape May County, Gangs Guns and Narcotics Task Force with the assistance of the Cape May County Regional SWAT team executed a total of (4) search warrants in Cape May County, which concluded a long-term narcotics investigation into the distribution of cocaine. During the course of this investigation, it was determined that Jorge “YoYo” Goicochea was the leader of this large scale drug distribution network centered in various jurisdictions within Cape May County, NJ and Beaver Falls, PA along with ties to Puerto Rico.

As of this date, (9) individuals were arrested and approximately four and a half kilograms of cocaine have been seized in Cape May County and Beaver Falls PA. Also seized was approximately $28,000.00 in US currency and one semiautomatic handgun. The suspected cocaine has an approximate street value in excess of $450,000.

Individuals arrested as a result of this investigation:

Jorge L. Goicochea, H/M, 47 years old, residing in the 400 West block of Main Street, in the Whitesboro section of Middle Township NJ, was charged with Leader of a Narcotics Trafficking Network, (1st degree), Possession of CDS (3rd degree), Possession with Intent to Distribute (1st Degree), Conspiracy to Possess CDS (3rd degree), Conspiracy to Distribute CDS (2nd degree), Money Laundering (3rd degree) and Possession with intent to distribute Drug Paraphernalia (4th degree). Goicochea was lodged in the Cape May County Correctional Facility pending Court proceedings.*

Edwin Rivera, H/M, 42 years old, residing in the 100 block of School Lane, in the Rio Grande section of Middle Township NJ was charged with Possession of CDS (3rd degree), Possession with Intent to Distribute CDS (2nd Degree), Conspiracy to Possess CDS (3rd degree), Conspiracy to Distribute CDS (2nd degree), Money Laundering (3rd degree) and Possession Drug Paraphernalia (4th degree). Rivera was lodged in the Cape May County Correctional Facility pending Court proceedings.*

Vilma Ayala, H/F, 41 years old, 400 West block of Main Street, in the Whitesboro section of Middle Township NJ, was charged with Possession of CDS (3rd degree), Possession with Intent to Distribute CDS (2nd Degree), Conspiracy to Possess CDS (3rd degree), Conspiracy to Distribute CDS (2nd degree), Money Laundering (3rd degree) and Possession Drug Paraphernalia (4th degree). Ayala was lodged in the Cape May County Correctional Facility pending Court proceedings.*

Miguel Rivera, H/M, 31 years old, residing in 400 West block of Main Street, in the Whitesboro section of Middle Township NJ, was charged with Possession of CDS (3rd degree), Possession with Intent to Distribute CDS (2nd Degree), Conspiracy to Possess CDS (3rd degree), Conspiracy to Distribute CDS (2nd degree), Money Laundering (3rd degree) and Possession Drug Paraphernalia (4th degree). Rivera was lodged in the Cape May County Correctional Facility pending Court proceedings.*

Arthur Hoyle, B/M, 47 years old, residing in the 700 block of East Black Horse Pike, Pleaseantville NJ was charged with Conspiracy to Possess CDS (3rd degree), Conspiracy to Distribute CDS (2nd degree). Hoyle was arrested in Beaver Falls, PA on these charges and was lodged in Beaver County Correctional Facility in Pennsylvania. *

Charlotte Reynolds, W/F, 54 years old, residing in the 100 Block of Atlantic Avenue, in the Villas section of Lower Township was charged with Conspiracy to Possess CDS (3rd degree), Conspiracy to Distribute CDS (2nd degree). Reynolds was lodged in the Cape May County Correctional Facility pending Court proceedings.*

Timothy E. Hurley, W/M, 39 years old, residing in the 3100 Block of Sea Shore Road, in the Ocean View section of Upper Township was charged with Conspiracy to Possess CDS (3rd degree) and Conspiracy to Distribute CDS (2nd degree). Hurley was released on a summons. *

Luis Sierra-Colon, H/M, 54 years old, residing in the 3000 Block of Pacific Avenue, in the City of Wildwood was charged with Conspiracy to Possess CDS (3rd degree) and Conspiracy to Distribute CDS (2nd degree). Sierra-Colon was released on a summons.*

Enrique, Pella, H/M, 30 years old, residing in the 4300 Block of Park Avenue, in the City of Wildwood was charged with Conspiracy to Possess CDS (3rd degree). Pella was released on a summons.*

According to Prosecutor Sutherland, Leader of a Narcotics Trafficking Network carries a possible penalty, if convicted, of life imprisonment with a 25 year period of parole ineligibility. First degree crimes can carry a sentence of between 10 and 20 years in New Jersey State Prison. Second degree crimes can carry a sentence of between 5 and 10 years. Third degree crimes can carry a sentence of between 3 and 5 years, while fourth degree crimes can carry a sentence of up to 18 months in State Prison.

This is an ongoing investigation and additional arrest warrants may be issued. Prosecutor Sutherland urges anyone with information regarding this narcotics distribution investigation to contact the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-465-1135 or anonymously through the Cape May County Sheriff’s Tip line at cmcsheriff.net and click on anonymous tip, or through the Cape May County Crime Stoppers at 609-889-3597.

Prosecutor Sutherland, commends all of the cooperation and the intensive investigative efforts of all the law enforcement agencies listed below who assisted with this investigation:

Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office
Drug Enforcement Administration
Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office
Liberty Mid-Atlantic High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA)
Cape May County Sheriff’s Department
Lower Township Police Department
Middle Township Police Department
Ocean City Police Department
Wildwood Crest Police Department
Wildwood Police Department
North Wildwood Police Department
Beaver County PA (HIDTA)

* Any charges are merely accusations and the defendants are presumed innocent until and unless they are proven guilty.