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NJ Man Sentenced to Over 14 Years for Methamphetamine Trafficking

Michael Venditti Received 171 Months for Role in Major Drug Distribution Conspiracy

Michael Venditti, 39, of Camden, New Jersey, has been sentenced to 171 months in prison for his involvement in a methamphetamine trafficking conspiracy, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced today. Venditti pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine before Senior U.S. District Judge Robert B. Kugler, who imposed the sentence in Camden federal court.

From March 2021 through September 2021, Venditti coordinated an operation to receive U.S. Postal Service parcels containing over 100 pounds of methamphetamine, which he then distributed. On September 20, 2021, law enforcement officers encountered Venditti and his conspirators at a Camden residence, where they seized approximately eight pounds of methamphetamine, $29,000 in cash, scales, and other drug paraphernalia.

In addition to his prison term, Venditti was sentenced to five years of supervised release and ordered to forfeit $29,433.

U.S. Attorney Sellinger credited the successful investigation to Homeland Security Investigations Newark, the FBI’s Atlantic City Resident Agency, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service’s Philadelphia Division, the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General’s Northeast Area Field Office, and the New Jersey State Police.

This case is part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) operation, which targets the highest-level criminal organizations that pose significant threats to the United States. More information about the OCDETF Program is available at

Assistant U.S. Attorney Daniel A. Friedman of the U.S. Attorney’s Office’s Criminal Division in Camden prosecuted the case.

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