Camden County Man Admits Trafficking Oxycodone Pills
A Camden County man has admitted to conspiring to distribute and sell oxycodone pills in connection with his role in a drug trafficking ring.
U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito says 32-year-old Anwar Abdulah of Pennsauken pleaded guilty Tuesday to conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute oxycodone and distributing and possessing with intent to distribute quantities of oxycodone.
According to documents and statements made in court:
Abdullah admitted that on multiple occasions from January 2020 to March 10, 2020, he obtained oxycodone from Erick Bell in and around Camden and resold that oxycodone. For example, Abdullah admitted that, on Feb. 21, 2020, he provided $1,440 to Bell so that Bell could purchase 120 15 mg oxycodone pills from another individual. Bell then provided Abdullah with the oxycodone pills that Bell bought using Abdullah’s money, and Abdullah resold the pills to others. Oxycodone is a Schedule II controlled substance, meaning that it has a high potential for abuse, a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions, and abuse of the drug may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
Both charges carry a maximum of 20 years in prison and a fine of $1 million. Sentencing is scheduled for May 10th.
Nine other defendants including Bell; Rocco DePoder, Marcus Rushworth, and Kenneth Rushworth, all of Gloucester City; Alfred Kee, Jr., of Blackwood; Wayne Muse of Lindenwold; Robert Pratt of Myrtle Beach, SC; and Steven Walker and Alexander Siaca, both of Camden; previously pleaded guilty to drug trafficking charges. They are all awaiting sentencing.