A South Jersey man has been sentenced to prison time for a conspiracy to sell crack cocaine in Camden for over a year.
The man, 41, was sentenced to eight years, 10 months for the drug conspiracy, pleading guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base. He will also be subject to a supervised release of three years.
Through documents filed in the case and in testimony in court, the man admitted that he oversaw a conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine on Pfeiffer Street in Camden for over a year. He claimed that he managed the sale of the drug and coordinated a supply of the drug to other dealers on the street. Reports indicate that the man would package and distribute the crack cocaine in pink and yellow bags, selling them for $10 each and offering freebies to loyal customers.
In an interesting twist, the man was a program coordinator at a homeless shelter in Camden, where he worked to help homeless individuals get drug treatment for more than a decade. The announcement of the man’s arrest came as a surprise to the organization as the man was making strong inroads with the homeless.
The man was also previously sentenced to prison for four years for selling drugs as a teenager. He also spent time in prison for a weapons conviction.
The man was arrested by the FBI’s South Jersey Violent Offender and Gang Task Force after a long-term investigation that included surveillance and wiretapping. Three other men also pleaded guilty to the drug conspiracy case and are awaiting sentencing.
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