A Camden man and reputed Bloods gang leader who admitted leading a narcotics network in Camden was sentenced to 15 years in state prison Friday, said a spokesman for the state Attorney General's Office.
Kyle Ogletree, 29, alleged to be a general in the G-Shine Bloods, was one of 14 defendants netted in 2011 in Operation City Wide, a cooperative investigation by local, county, state, and federal law enforcement agencies.
In February, Ogletree pleaded guilty to first-degree racketeering and admitted that he led a criminal enterprise that distributed large quantities of cocaine, heroin, and PCP in South Camden. He also admitted that he personally distributed cocaine and PCP, possessed a gun in the course of a narcotics offense, and engaged in money laundering.
Also sentenced Friday by Superior Court Judge Samuel D. Natal was Ogletree's uncle and codefendant Sean Ogletree, 35, of Philadelphia. He pleaded guilty to second-degree racketeering and was given a term of seven years, including 31/2 years of parole ineligibility. The nephew is ineligible for parole for almost 13 years.
Most of the people arrested in Operation City Wide have pleaded guilty, said the attorney general's spokesman.
"Drug networks like the one led by Kyle Ogletree, which rely on guns and the threat of gang retaliation to control their turf, are at the heart of the violence plaguing Camden," Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa said in a statement. "This multiagency investigation that dismantled Ogletree's criminal enterprise is sending him to prison for many years."