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Three people, including a 17-year-old boy who swore at one police officer and spit on another, were arrested Wednesday afternoon on drug charges in a high-crime area of Jersey CityThe Jersey Journal reports .

The Suburbia Avenue teen, Trayvone D. Cox, 22, and Dante J. Brown, 23, were taken into custody after police stopped a large group on Winfield Avenue near Ocean Avenue that was described as disorderly at 4 p.m. Wednesday. Police said there was a strong smell of marijuana coming from some members of the group.

Cox, who had one bag of marijuana in his pocket, was charged with drug possession, while Brown, who had nine small bags of marijuana stuffed in his waistband and $287 in cash, was charged with drug possession, intent to distribute and drug possession near a school, Jersey City spokeswoman Jennifer Morrill said.
The 17-year-old, who had one bag on marijuana in his pocket, was taken to the Juvenile Bureau and he began to yell “f— you” and other profanities at police officers. The teen then spit at one of the officers, striking him in the shoulder.

He was charged with drug possessiondisorderly conduct and throwing bodily fluids at a law enforcement officer.

Police seized the $287 from Brown as drug proceeds, said police, who noted that the area of the arrests is known for numerous complaints of “narcotics, gang activity, shootings and shots fired calls.”

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