Gloucester County Man Sentenced to Four Years in Prison for Drug Trafficking
CAMDEN, N.J. – A Gloucester County, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 48 months in prison for trafficking methamphetamine and fentanyl in southern New Jersey and Philadelphia, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New Jersey Division Cheryl Ortiz and U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced.
John Munson, 48, of Deptford, New Jersey, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Noel L. Hillman to one count of the superseding indictment charging him with possessing with intent to distribute methamphetamine. His codefendant, Kevin Salmon, 26, of Philadelphia, previously pleaded guilty to two counts of a superseding indictment charging him with conspiring to distribute fentanyl and methamphetamine and distributing methamphetamine. Judge Hillman imposed Munson’s sentence today in Camden federal court
According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court, Munson admitted obtaining methamphetamine from the conspiracy in order to distribute the methamphetamine to others. Salmon acted as a “runner” or “courier” for the drug-trafficking organization that distributed methamphetamine and fentanyl. Salmon was sentenced in March 2023 to 168 months in prison.
In addition to the prison term, Judge Hillman sentenced Munson to three years of supervised release.
U.S. Attorney Sellinger credited special agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration, Newark Division, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Cheryl Ortiz, with the investigation leading to today’s sentencing. He 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.