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Atlantic City, New Jersey, Woman Charged with Drug Distribution Resulting in Death

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New Jersey

NEWARK, N.J. – An Atlantic City, New Jersey, woman was indicted today on charges including drug distribution that resulted in a death, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

Rajeri Curry, 30, is charged by indictment with one count of distribution of heroin and fentanyl that resulted in a death, one count of conspiracy to distribute heroin and one count of possession with the intent to distribute heroin. Curry was charged by complaint in March 2019 and has been detained without bail.

According to documents filed in this case:

On June 1, 2018, Curry distributed a substance containing heroin and fentanyl to an individual who died as a result of using the substance. Law enforcement found the deceased victim inside a vehicle in the parking lot of an Atlantic City, New Jersey, restaurant. Inside the victim’s vehicle were multiple wax folds that contained heroin and fentanyl and were stamped with the words “BODY COUNT.” Shortly before the victim’s death, surveillance footage captured Curry distributing narcotics to the 30-year-old victim. 

U.S. Attorney Carpenito credited special agents of the DEA’s Newark Office, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Susan A. Gibson, officers from the Atlantic City Police Department, under the direction of Chief Henry M. White Jr., and the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office, under the direction of Damon G. Tyner, with the investigation leading to the charges.

The drug distribution resulting in death charge carries a maximum punishment of life in prison and a fine of $1 million. The other counts are each punishable by a maximum of 20 years in prison.

The charges and allegations in the indictment are merely accusations, and Curry is considered innocent unless and until proven guilty.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Catherine R. Murphy and Heather Suchorsky of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Criminal Division in Newark.

Updated September 24, 2019

Press Release Number: 19-281