Atlantic City, NJ, Woman Found Guilty on Drug Charges; Faces $1M Fine
Officials say on Wednesday, a woman from Atlantic City was convicted of multiple drug distribution offenses and she now faces a huge fine and a lengthy prison sentence.
Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael Honig says following a nine-day trial in Camden federal court, 32-year-old Rajeri Curry was convicted of one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute heroin and fentanyl, and one count of possession with intent to distribute heroin. A jury did not reach a unanimous verdict on a charge of distribution of heroin and fentanyl that resulted in a death.
According to documents filed in this case and evidence presented during the trial,
On Jan. 17, 2018, law enforcement officers executed a search at Curry’s residence, where they recovered heroin stamped with the words “DOA” and “BODY COUNT,” which Curry intended to distribute to her customers in Atlantic City. Between March 2018 and June of 2018, Curry conspired with drug suppliers in Newark, New Jersey, to distribute and possess with intent to distribute heroin and fentanyl.
Curry now faces up to 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine.