A Camden man who sold crack cocaine to an undercover police officer was sentenced Tuesday to eight years in prison, officials said. Nafeez “Feez” Griffin, 31, will also be subjected to three years of supervised release after finishing his sentence, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said in a statement.
Griffin was part of a drug dealing organization when he sold the narcotics on Lansdowne Avenue in the city on Nov. 30, 2015, authorities said. He was charged Sept. 9, 2016 after a lengthy investigation by the FBI’s South Jersey Violent Offender and Gang Task Force.
He pleaded guilty in June to distribution and possession with intent to distribute cocaine.
Fellow members of the crew supplied drugs to Griffin and he made separate crack deals, according to court filings.
Authorities said the investigation led law enforcement officers to seize two handguns used by members of the drug distribution crew as well as narcotics. Investigators also used court-approved wiretaps to intercept cell phones used by members of the ring.
Detectives are investigating the death of a man who was shot on East State Street Monday night, officials said.
Police officers, firefighters, and EMS were sent to the 1100 block of East State Street, near North Olden Avenue, at about 10:15 p.m. and found a man shot multiple times, a police spokesman said Tuesday.
The man was pronounced dead about 20 minutes later at a city hospital, officials said.
The victim was not immediately identified, and police said Tuesday no arrests had been made in the investigation.
The Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office’s Homicide Task Force is leading the investigation.
Travis C. Wilson, a 24-year-old man from Port Republic, was caught fleeing from police Monday and was arrested after crashing his car.
The police chased Wilson into Galloway, where he crashed near the corner of Leipig and Cologne avenues. He then fled on foot, and was later brought to a local hospital to be treated for injuries received in the cash.
Wilson was charged with eluding, resisting arrest, hindering apprehension, and motor vehicle offenses in Egg Harbor and Galloway.