Atlantic City Woman Found Guilty of Drug Distribution Offenses
CAMDEN, N.J. – Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New Jersey Division Susan A. Gibson and Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey Rachael A. Honig announced an Atlantic City, New Jersey, woman was convicted today of multiple drug distribution offenses.
Rajeri Curry, 32, was convicted of one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute heroin and fentanyl and one count of possession with intent to distribute heroin, following a nine-day trial before U.S. District Judge Noel L. Hillman in Camden federal court. The jury did not reach a unanimous verdict on the charge of distribution of heroin and fentanyl that resulted in a death.
On Jan. 17, 2018, law enforcement officers executed a search at Curry’s residence, where they recovered heroin stamped with the words “DOA” and “BODY COUNT,” which Curry intended to distribute to her customers in Atlantic City. Between March 2018 and June of 2018, Curry conspired with drug suppliers in Newark, New Jersey, to distribute and possess with intent to distribute heroin and fentanyl.
The charges of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute heroin and fentanyl and possession with intent to distribute heroin carry a maximum potential penalty of 20 years in prison and a maximum fine of $1 million dollars.
Acting U.S. Attorney Honig credited special agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Susan A. Gibson in Newark; officers from the Atlantic City Police Department, under the direction of Deputy Chief James A. Sarkos; and the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office, under the direction of Acting Prosecutor Cary Shill, with the investigation leading to today’s conviction.