Leader of Drug Trafficking Organization Arrested
CAMDEN, N.J (STL.News) A leader of a drug trafficking organization operating in southern New Jersey and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was arrested after previously being charged for his role in a drug distribution conspiracy, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced today.
Glen Long, aka “Bless,” 27, of Philadelphia, made his initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Karen M. Williams in Camden federal court later today. Long was charged in March 2021 with one count of conspiring to distribute crystal methamphetamine and heroin.
According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:
Using undercover agents, consensual recordings, controlled drug purchases, electronic surveillance, search warrants, and several court-authorized wiretaps, DEA special agents and task force officers conducted a months-long investigation of a drug trafficking organization led by Long. Long oversaw the organization and directed his conspirators to distribute large quantities of various types of drugs to others.
Thirteen other people have been charged via criminal complaints for their roles in this drug distribution conspiracy. Each defendant, including Long, faces one count of conspiracy that is punishable by a mandatory minimum of 10 years in prison and a maximum of life in prison and a $10 million fine.
Long also faces separate drug charges in an indictment pending in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania for which he was has been ordered detained pending trial.
Acting U.S. Attorney Honig credited special agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration, Newark Division, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Susan A. Gibson, with the investigation leading to the charges against Long and his conspirators.
She also thanked the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; Drug Enforcement Administration, Philadelphia Division; U.S. Department of Homeland Security – Homeland Security Investigations; U.S. Marshals Service; FBI; Bensalem Police Department; Berlin Borough Police Department; Berlin Township Police Department; Bucks County District Attorney’s Office; Camden County Prosecutor’s Office; Clayton Police Department; Delaware County District Attorney’s Office Narcotics Task Force; Deptford Township Police Department; Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office; Gloucester Township Police Department; New Jersey State Police; New Jersey National Guard Counter Drug Task Force; Pennsylvania State Police; Pennsville Police Department; and Winslow Township Police Department for their assistance.This case is part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) investigation.
The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey Bender of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Camden.
The charges and allegations contained in the complaints and indictment are merely accusations, and the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.