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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of New Jersey

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Leader Of Camden, New Jersey, Drug Trafficking Organization Pleads Guilty To Distribution Conspiracy And Firearm Offenses

CAMDEN, N.J. - A Camden man today admitted his role in a crack cocaine distribution conspiracy operating in Camden, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Jason Boyd, a/k/a “Teddy,” a/k/a “Teddy Reek,” and a/k/a “Fatboy,” 36, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Jerome B. Simandle in Camden federal court to an information charging him with one count of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base and one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:

Boyd admitted that he sold, and directed others to sell, crack cocaine in and around the 1100 block of Lansdowne Avenue in Camden. Boyd also admitted that he provided crack cocaine to other members of the conspiracy and collected proceeds from the sales.

Boyd, who was one of the leaders of the conspiracy, was charged along with seven others in September 2016 following an investigation by the FBI’s South Jersey Violent Offender and Gang Task Force. During the investigation, law enforcement recovered a .40 caliber handgun that was kept by the conspirators in connection with their drug trafficking activities.

The distribution conspiracy charge carries a maximum potential penalty of 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine. The firearms charge carries a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in prison to be served consecutively to the conspiracy charge. Sentencing is scheduled for April 28, 2017.

Codefendant Derek Stallworth, a/k/a “AK” and a/k/a “A,” 20, of Camden, pleaded guilty to his role in the conspiracy on Dec. 8, 2016 and is scheduled to be sentenced on March 24, 2017.

U.S. Attorney Fishman credited special agents of the FBI’s South Jersey Violent Offender and Gang Task Force, South Jersey Resident Agency, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Michael Harpster; the Camden County Police Department, under the direction of Chief J. Scott Thomson; the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office, under the direction of Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo; and the N.J. State Police, under the direction of Col. Rick Fuentes, with the investigation.

He also thanked the Camden County Sheriff’s Department, the Cherry Hill Police Department, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) for their assistance.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Gabriel J. Vidoni of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Criminal Division in Camden.

Defense counsel: Jose Ongay Esq., Mount Ephraim, New Jersey

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Topic: 
Drug Trafficking
Updated January 17, 2017