Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo reported two co-defendants were sentenced for their involvement in a drug trafficking organization.
Ashley Bailey, a former Camden County Police officer, and her brother-in-law, Nathan Ingram, were two of 40 people who were charged in October 2014 in connection with a drug trafficking network that was accused of distributing heroin and crack cocaine across suburbs in South Jersey. The network, whose drug sales were believed to be valued at approximately $1.2 million annually, supplied the drugs to lower-level dealers in Camden and Atlantic counties and to buyers in Burlington, Gloucester and Ocean counties.
When local, state and federal law enforcement officers dismantled the drug trafficking network, they seized 8,000 bags of heroin, 1,000 bags of crack cocaine and 10 pounds of marijuana, an estimated total street value of $85,000. Three (3) vehicles, four (4) firearms, including an automatic rifle, and more than $11,000 cash were also confiscated.
Bailey and Ingram were both found guilty by the same jury on November 1, 2017.
The ex-police officer was convicted of two counts of Official Misconduct. Bailey accessed police reports of individuals who were being targeted during the ongoing drug trafficking investigation. She then shared the information of the targeted suspects, and the contents of an intelligence briefing, with her late husband, Edwin Ingram, who was also charged in the conspiracy.
Nathan Ingram was convicted of Leading a Narcotics Trafficking Network and 22 additional related counts.
Both Bailey and Ingram were sentenced on January 12, 2018 by the Honorable John T. Kelley, a Superior Court Judge.
Ashley Bailey was sentenced to 8 years in New Jersey State Prison, where she will be required to serve 5 years before she is eligible for parole. Judge Kelley also executed a Forfeiture of Employment Order which requires Bailey to forfeit her position in the Camden County Police Department. She is also forever disqualified from holding any public office in New Jersey.
Nathan Ingram was sentenced to Life plus 10 years in New Jersey State Prison, where he will be required to serve 30 years before being eligible for parole.
These arrests and convictions were the result of a multi-jurisdictional investigation that involved the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office, New Jersey State Police, Camden County Police Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation’s South Jersey Violent Offender and Gang Task Force, Philadelphia/Camden High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force (HIDTA), Camden County Sheriff’s Department, Cherry Hill Police Department, Evesham Police Department, Gloucester City Police Department, Gloucester Township Police Department, Haddon Township Police Department, Monroe Township Police Department, Pine Hill Police Department, Winslow Police Department and Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office.
Released Wednesday, January 17, 2018