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NJ Man Sentenced to 171 Months in Prison for Drug Trafficking


By: Najla Alexander 

NJ authorities announced that a Camden County man was sentenced today to 171 months in prison for his role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.AdU.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger said Michael Venditti, 39, of Camden, previously pleaded guilty before Senior U.S. District Judge Robert B. Kugler to an information charging him with conspiring to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.

Officials stated Judge Kugler imposed the sentence today in Camden federal court.

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

From March 2021 through September 2021, officials said, Venditti coordinated an operation by which he received U.S. Postal Service Parcels collectively containing more than 100 pounds of methamphetamine.

Officials say Venditti distributed the methamphetamine he received to others.

According to officials, on Sept. 20, 2021, Venditti and his conspirators were encountered at a residence in Camden.

When law enforcement searched the residence, they seized approximately eight pounds of methamphetamine, approximately $29,000 in U.S. currency, scales, and other drug paraphernalia, authorities say. AdIn addition to the prison term, officials stated, Judge Kugler sentenced Venditti to five years of supervised release and ordered him to forfeit $29,433.