Federal authorities arrested the leader of a drug trafficking organization operating in southern New Jersey and Pennsylvania then charged him for his role in a drug distribution conspiracy, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced today.
According to federal officials, Mr. Glen Long, aka “Bless,” 27, of Philadelphia, made his initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Karen M. Williams in Camden federal court later today.
Long was charged in March 2021 with one count of conspiring to distribute crystal methamphetamine and heroin.
According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:
Using undercover agents, consensual recordings, controlled drug purchases, electronic surveillance, search warrants, and several court-authorized wiretaps, DEA special agents and task force officers conducted a months-long investigation of a drug trafficking organization led by Long.
Long oversaw the organization and directed his conspirators to distribute large quantities of various types of drugs to others.
Thirteen other people have been charged via criminal complaints for their roles in this drug distribution conspiracy. Each defendant, including Long, faces one count of conspiracy that is punishable by a mandatory minimum of 10 years in prison and a maximum of life in prison and a $10 million fine.
Long also faces separate drug charges in an indictment pending in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania for which he was has been ordered detained pending trial.