Officer charged in NJ drug bust married to one of 40 arrested

CAMDEN, N.J. -- A Camden County police officer is among 40 people arrested and charged in connection with a drug trafficking network that authorities say distributed more than $1 million worth of heroin and crack cocaine annually in Camden and the surrounding suburbs.

The arrests, announced Wednesday morning, were the result of a months-long investigation dubbed Operation Southern District.

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28-year-old Ashley Bailey, a Camden County police officer, has been charged with official misconduct, possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose, conspiracy and other offenses.

She faces up to 30 years behind bars if convicted.

The Camden County prosecutor said Bailey is the wife of one of the alleged members of the organization.

Bailey is the wife of 30-year-old Edwin Ingram, an alleged member of the network and brother of Nathan Ingram - one of the alleged ringleaders.

According to authorities, Bailey shared confidential police information with the drug organization.

The three alleged ringleaders - 31-year-old Donyell Calm, 33-year-old Kareem Anderson, and 35-year-old Nathan Ingram - were arrested in a series of raids conducted Tuesday morning as part of Operation Southern District, prosecutors said, along with 25 dealers and buyers and a number of others. A fourth man, 21-year-old Lawrence Brown of Camden, remains at large.

Authorities also seized 8,000 bags heroin, 1,000 bags of crack cocaine and 10 pounds of marijuana with a combined street value of $85,000.

They also seized $11,000 in cash and 4 weapons.

Ingram, Calm and Anderson are charged with Leading a Narcotic Trafficking Network, Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Dangerous Substance and Conspiracy. Brown is facing the same charges, and if convicted all four are facing at least 20 years in prison.

Calm is also facing other charges, including Attempted Murder, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose for an April shooting in Camden. One man was injured in that incident.

More details were expected to emerge later in the day.



The following suspects are facing charges:

Ashley Bailey, 28, of Camden
-Official Misconduct
-Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purpose
-Conspiracy
-Terroristic Threats

Donyell Calm, 31, of Camden
-Leading a Narcotic Trafficking Network
-Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance
-Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Dangerous Substance and Conspiracy
-Attempted Murder
-Unlawful Possession of a Weapon
-Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose

Kareem Anderson, 33, of Camden
-Leading a Narcotic Trafficking Network
-Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance
-Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Dangerous Substance and Conspiracy

Nathan Ingram, 35, of Camden
-Leading a Narcotic Trafficking Network
-Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance
-Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Dangerous Substance and Conspiracy

Lawrence Brown, 21, of Camden
-Leading a Narcotic Trafficking Network
-Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance
-Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Dangerous Substance and Conspiracy

Andrew Colavecchio, 28, of Haddon Township
-Conspiracy
-Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance
-Endangering the Welfare of a Child

Jason Gazzara, 23, of Williamstown
-Conspiracy
-Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance

Fidel Webb, 26, of Camden
-Conspiracy

Montel Lee, 21, of Camden - REMAINS AT LARGE
-Conspiracy
-Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance

Tatiana Timmons, 19, of Camden - REMAINS AT LARGE
-Conspiracy
-Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance

Jermaine Calm, 30, of Camden
-Conspiracy

Kevin Williams, 34, of Camden
-Conspiracy

Carlos Gutierrez, 20, of Camden - REMAINS AT LARGE
-Conspiracy

Kyeisha Grant, 21, of Camden
-Conspiracy
-Maintaining a Controlled Dangerous Substance Facility

Ryan Wells, 22, of Williamstown
-Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance and/or other drug-related offenses

Barbara Hewson, 37, of Williamstown
-Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance and/or other drug-related offenses

Victoria Woodall, 37, of Williamstown
-Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance and/or other drug-related offenses

Vanessa Pierson, 33, of Mullica Hill
-Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance and/or other drug-related offenses

James Ahrens, 28, of Mullica Hill
-Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance and/or other drug-related offenses

Mark Gennovario, 49, of Deptford
-Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance and/or other drug-related offenses

Tina Moore, 45, of Deptford
-Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance and/or other drug-related offenses

Louis Pierce, 28, of Mt. Ephraim
-Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance and/or other drug-related offenses

Denise Winters, 32, of Mt. Ephraim
-Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance and/or other drug-related offenses

Danna Moody Jones, 36, of Camden
-Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance and/or other drug-related offenses

James Ellis, 52, of Gloucester City
-Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance and/or other drug-related offenses

Carlos Cedeno II, 35, of Barnegat
-Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance and/or other drug-related offenses

Michael Napolitano, 33, of Shamong
-Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance and/or other drug-related offenses

Carlton Pettit Jr., 25, of Medford
-Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance and/or other drug-related offenses

Christina Hopkins, 26, of Browns Mills
-Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance and/or other drug-related offenses

Lucas Thomas, 26, of Westville
-Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance and/or other drug-related offenses

Kristen Robbins, 31, of Deepwater
-Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance and/or other drug-related offenses

Danny Davis, 19, of Williamstown
-Attempting to Possess a Controlled Dangerous Substance

Timothy Bowen, 33, of Williamstown
-Attempting to Possess a Controlled Dangerous Substance

Destiny Fraction, 22, of Lindenwold
-Attempting to Possess a Controlled Dangerous Substance

Carol Johnson, 62, of Brooklawn
-Attempting to Possess a Controlled Dangerous Substance

Ashley Whittaker of Woodstown
-Attempting to Possess a Controlled Dangerous Substance

Kyle Hubbs, 20, of Gloucester City
-Attempting to Possess a Controlled Dangerous Substance

Jennifer Adair, 19, of Collings Lakes
-Attempting to Possess a Controlled Dangerous Substance

Seth Lawrenson, 20, of Hammonton
-Attempting to Possess a Controlled Dangerous Substance
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