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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 13, 2022

Two New Jersey Women Admit Methamphetamine Trafficking

CAMDEN, N.J. – Two New Jersey women today admitted trafficking methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced.

Sherri Craig, 42, of Clementon, New Jersey, and Shannon Foster, 27, of Egg Harbor City, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Robert B. Kugler in Camden federal court to an indictment charging each with one count of conspiring to distribute five grams or more of methamphetamine.

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

From March 2021 through September 2021, Craig and Foster regularly purchased methamphetamine from suppliers and conspired with each other, and others, to distribute it throughout southern New Jersey. On Sept. 20, 2021, Craig and Foster went to a residence in Camden to purchase methamphetamine from a supplier and brought $3,000 with them to make the purchase.

The drug-trafficking conspiracy charge carries a mandatory minimum penalty of five years in prison, a maximum potential penalty of 40 years in prison, and a maximum fine of $5 million. Sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 14, 2023.

U.S. Attorney Sellinger credited special agents of the Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Ricky J. Patel; special agents of the FBI’s Atlantic City Resident Agency, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge James E. Dennehy in Newark; postal inspectors of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Philadelphia Division, under the direction of Acting Inspector in Charge Raimundo Marrero; agents of the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General, Northeast Area Field Office, under the leadership of Special Agent in Charge Matthew Modafferi, with the investigation leading to today’s guilty pleas. He also thanked troopers of the New Jersey State Police, under the direction of Col. Patrick J. Callahan, for its assistance in the investigation.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Daniel A. Friedman of the U.S. Attorney’s Office’s Criminal Division in Camden.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
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Press Release Number: 
22-379
Updated October 13, 2022