Camden, New Jersey, Man Gets More Than 12 Years In Prison For Narcotics Distribution Conspiracy, Firearms Possession
CAMDEN, N.J. – A Camden man was sentenced today to 148 months in prison for his role in a large-scale drug trafficking organization that distributed hundreds of grams of cocaine base, cocaine and heroin, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
Carl Wiles, 26, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Robert B. Kugler to a superseding information charging him with one count of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute 28 grams or more of cocaine base, 500 grams or more of cocaine, and 100 grams or more of heroin, as well as one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Judge Kugler imposed the sentence today in Camden federal court.
According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:
Wiles admitted that from January 2012 through April 2013, he stored, packaged and distributed cocaine and heroin for sale in the area of 8th and Tulip Streets and the Crestbury Apartments. Wiles also admitted that during that time, he and others within the drug trafficking organization sold 2,328 grams of cocaine base, 675 grams of cocaine and 926 grams of heroin.
Wiles – a previously convicted felon – was arrested in April 2013 and found with numerous firearms in his possession, including handguns, assault rifles and a shotgun.
In April 2013, seven members of the drug trafficking organization, including Wiles, were charged by criminal complaint with conspiring to distribute cocaine base, cocaine, and heroin. All of the defendants have pleaded guilty.
In addition to the prison term, Judge Kulgler sentenced Wiles to five years of supervised release.
The government is represented by Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Erin M. Fay and Special Litigation Counsel Jason Richardson.
U.S. Attorney Fishman credited special agents of the FBI’s South Jersey Violent Offender and Gang Task Force, Philadelphia Division, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge William F. Sweeney Jr.; the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office, under the direction of Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo; the Camden County Police Department, under the direction of Chief Scott Thomson; the N.J. State Police, under the direction of Col. Rick Fuentes; and the Camden Collaborative Crime Commission (“C4”), with the investigation.
He also thanked the Philadelphia Police Department, the N.J. Parole Board, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the N.J. Division of Criminal Justice, the Voorhees Police Department, the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office, the Salem County Prosecutor’s Office, the Camden County Sheriff’s Office, the Woodbury Police Department and the Pennsauken Police Department for their roles in the case.
This case was developed through the work of the Camden Collaborative Crime Commission (C-4). Every federal, state and local law enforcement agency and prosecutor’s office responsible for combating drug trafficking, gang activity and violent crime in Camden has come together in one location to share intelligence, develop investigative strategies and support the investigative and prosecutorial efforts of its partners. C-4 has merged the individual missions of the various law enforcement agencies into a single strategic attack on drug trafficking and drug-related violent crime. Such intense coordination greatly enhances the law enforcement community’s ability to correctly identify and successfully prosecute the most dangerous criminals in one of our nation’s most dangerous cities.
Defense counsel: Ed Borden Esq.