TRENTON – Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced that a reputed Bloods gang leader pleaded guilty to racketeering today for leading a major narcotics network in Camden.
Kyle Ogletree, 29, of Camden, a reputed five-star general in the G-Shine Bloods, pleaded guilty to first-degree racketeering before Superior Court Judge Samuel D. Natal in Camden. In pleading guilty, he admitted that he led a criminal enterprise that distributed large quantities of cocaine, heroin and PCP in South Camden. Ogletree admitted that he personally distributed large amounts of cocaine and PCP, and possessed a handgun in the course of a narcotics offense. He also admitted laundering money. Under the plea agreement, the state will recommend that Ogletree be sentenced to 15 years in state prison, including nearly 13 years of parole ineligibility under the No Early Release Act.
Supervising Deputy Attorney General Jill Mayer prosecuted the case and took the guilty plea for the Division of Criminal Justice Gangs & Organized Crime Bureau. Judge Natal scheduled sentencing for Ogletree for April 5.
“As a local Bloods leader and the head of a major drug network, this man was at the center of the narcotics and gang activity fueling gun violence in South Camden,” said Attorney General Chiesa. “With this plea, we have ensured that he will remain off the street and behind bars for many years.”
“By partnering in these strategic investigations involving all levels of law enforcement, we are taking aim at the drug traffickers and gang members who are turning Camden’s neighborhoods into hotbeds of crime and violence,” said Director Stephen J. Taylor of the Division of Criminal Justice.
Ogletree and 13 other defendants were charged with first-degree racketeering in a Nov. 3, 2011 state grand jury indictment. The indictment alleges that the defendants participated in a narcotics ring that operated multiple open-air drug markets in South Camden, controlling their turf through a chain of command headed by Ogletree. The indictment resulted from Operation City Wide, an investigation by the Division of Criminal Justice, Camden Police Department, Camden County Prosecutor’s Office, Department of Corrections, Cherry Hill Police, Magnolia Police, Pennsauken Police, Philadelphia Police, New Jersey State Police, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, and National Guard.