Camden County Prosecutor Warren Faulk reported law enforcement officers recovered a plethora of drugs worth more than $50,000 while executing a search warrant Thursday.
Personnel working through The High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force concluded a one-month investigation into illegal drug distribution at an apartment at 328 N. 2nd Street in Camden, with a search Thursday that yielded prescription medications such as Xanax, Suboxone and Oxycodone, as well as marijuana and heroin. The total street value of all the prescription drugs and illegal drugs is estimated at $52,000. The investigation began after authorities received complaints from residents in the neighborhood, which is near Rutgers Camden’s campus.
“What’s most troubling to me about this case is the volume and variety of prescription drugs that were allegedly being sold illegally from this residence,” Prosecutor Faulk said. “While North Camden has a history of being afflicted with the cocaine and heroin trades, an illegal prescription trade is a new phenomenon for the area. I credit the Prosecutor’s Office staff and the region’s law enforcement for acting on community concerns to identify and address this issue.”
Anderson Sanchez, M/29, of the N. 2nd Street address, is charged with 3rd degree Possession, 3rd degree Distribution and 2nd Distribution within 500 feet of a Public Park due to the heroin found at the home. Additional charges related to the illegal prescription drugs are expected to be filed in the coming days. Material found in Sanchez’s home included items which indicated the defendant is connected with the Latin Kings street gang.
Sanchez is being held at the Camden County Jail in lieu of $150,000 full cash bail. Seized as result of investigation:
- 2,280 Units of Alprazolam (Xanax) ($11,400)
- 210 Units of Oxycodone ($6,300)
- 210 Units of Buprenorphine (Suboxone) ($2,100)
- 22 Units of Amphetamine ($220)
- 16 ounces of Methylone (Bath salts) ($32,000)
- 1/2 ounce high grade marijuana ($400)
- 8 bags of heroin ($80.00)
- Packaging Equipment
- $5,472.00 Cash
The Prosecutor’s Office partnered with New Jersey State Parole, U.S. Marshal’s Service, Camden County Police Department Metro Division, and officers from the New Jersey Intensive Supervision Program to conclude this investigation. Prosecutor Faulk extended his appreciation to those agencies for their participation.
All persons charged with criminal offenses are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law.