Another person has been sentenced for playing a role in a heroin ring run by a street gang that used threats, intimidation and violence to maintain control of Atlantic City’s illegal drug trade.
Federal prosecutors say 31-year-old Franklin Simms and 34-year-old Rayshell Strong, both of Atlantic City, and 31-year-old Latasha Cherry, of Millville, entered their pleas Friday.
Federal prosecutors say 21-year-old Kareem Bailey was recently sentenced to more than 20 years in prison.
U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman says the group sold large quantities of heroin and cocaine in Asbury Park, Neptune and surrounding towns in Monmouth, Ocean and Middlesex counties.
A municipal police dispatcher and a school district employee are among 25 people facing charges in New Jersey after authorities broke up an alleged drug ring.
A federal jury on Thursday convicted seven residents of the Bartram Village Housing Development in Southwest Philadelphia of running a violent drug ring in the neighborhood.
After an eight month investigation, 25 people in the greater Philadelphia area are facing charges related to the trafficking of prescription pills.
Law enforcement authorities executed raids last month on more than twenty locations in three counties, seizing more than four pounds of cocaine worth more than $200, 000, plus more than $76,000 in cash, 12 firearms, a bulletproof vest, cars, a powerboat, and drug paraphernalia.