New Jersey Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced on Wednesday that three Atlantic County men, including Luis R. Camacho, 29, of Galloway, were indicted on cocaine charges.
Camacho and Paul V. Rosario, 32, of Absecon were indicted on charges of first-degree possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, a press release from the Attorney General's office said.
Camacho and Henry Sanchez, 30, of Atlantic City were also named in a second indictment charging them both with second-degree distribution of cocaine, second degree distribution of cocaine within 500 feet of a public park, and third-degree distribution of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school, the release said.
All three were charged as a result of an investigation that included the Atlantic City Police Department and Division of Criminal Justice, the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office and the New Jersey State Police, the release said.
Camacho and Rosario were arrested on July 7, 2010, after allegedly agreeing to sell six ounces of cocaine to a cooperating witness at a fast food restaurant on Arkansas Avenue in Atlantic City, the release said.
Rosario then consented to a search, and detectives allegedly found nearly six ounces of cocaine in a backpack in his vehicle, serving as the basis of the first-degree charge of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, a charge that can carry a sentence of 10 to 20 years in state prison and a fine of as much as $500,000, the release said.
The second-degree charges, which relate to an alleged sale of cocaine at Sanchez's house in Atlantic City on Nov. 5, 2010, carry a sentence of five to 10 years in state prison and a fine of as much as $150,000, while the third-degree school zone charge carries a sentence of three to five years and a fine of as much as $150,000, the release said.
The indictments are merely accusations and the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.