|TRENTON – Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced that a Camden man pleaded guilty today to racketeering and drug charges for his role in a narcotics network in South Camden with ties to the Bloods street gang that was dealing large quantities of cocaine, heroin and PCP.
Jamarvis Green, 25, of Collingswood, pleaded guilty to charges of second-degree racketeering and third-degree distribution of cocaine before Superior Court Judge Samuel D. Natal in Camden. Green admitted that he dealt drugs for the ring and also served as a manager who transferred drugs and cash to and from other dealers and the ring’s leader. The state will recommend that he be sentenced to 13 years in prison, including six years of parole ineligibility. Deputy Attorney General Jill Mayer took the guilty plea for the Division of Criminal Justice Gangs & Organized Crime Bureau. Green is scheduled to be sentenced on Aug. 30.
Green and 13 other defendants, including the alleged leader of the ring, Kyle Ogletree, 28, of Cherry Hill, a reputed five-star general in the G-Shine Bloods, were named in a Nov. 3, 2011 indictment charging them with first-degree racketeering and second-degree conspiracy. The indictment resulted from Operation City Wide, an investigation led by the Division of Criminal Justice, with assistance from the Camden Police Department, Camden County Prosecutor’s Office, New Jersey Department of Corrections, Cherry Hill Police Department, Magnolia Police Department, Pennsauken Police Department, Philadelphia Police, New Jersey State Police, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and National Guard. The charges against Ogletree and most of the other defendants are pending, and they are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
The investigation revealed a hierarchy within the criminal enterprise with well-defined roles. It is alleged that “set managers” were used to insulate Kyle Ogletree from the street-level dealers or “trappers.” As a set manager, Green was responsible for day-to-day operations and transferred currency and narcotics to and from the leader and the trappers.
The investigation was conducted for the Division of Criminal Justice by Detective Peppi Pichette and Detective Brian Woolston, who were the Case Detectives, and Sgt. Andrea Salvatini, Sgt. James Nelson, Lt. John Torrey, and Deputy Chief Al Buecker, who supervised the case. Deputy Attorney General Mayer is prosecuting the defendants for the Gangs & Organized Crime Bureau.