MAYS LANDING – A 38 year-old man was sentenced for drug trafficking and multiple drug-related charges on Friday, July 6, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced.
Frank Gulli was sentenced to an aggregate sentence of 18 years in New Jersey State Prison with 9 years parole ineligibility on the following charges:
- First degree Leader of a Narcotics Trafficking Network
- Second-degree Possession of Heroin and/or Fentanyl in an amount greater than ½ oz
- Possession of CDS (Heroin and/or Fentanyl) within a Public Zone
Gulli, who maintained residences in Egg Harbor Township, Brigantine, Somers Point and Margate, pleaded guilty in May to these charges.
The case against Gulli was made by a group of detectives from three local jurisdictions, who epitomized intra agency cooperation to rid Atlantic County of a dangerous drug distribution ring. The investigation involved multiple search warrants, the first search warrant on March 17, 2017, that was initiated by Detective John Glasser of the Brigantine Police Department; followed by two search warrants in Linwood on April 27, 2017 and May 1, 2017 initiated by Detective Charles Champion of the Linwood Police Department; then a July 11, 2017 search warrant initiated by Detective Richard Vogt of the Egg Harbor Township Police Department. All three detectives participated in the investigations and search warrants of the others, and worked together to collect various witness statements and other evidence. In total, the detectives seized more than 80 bricks of heroin and fentanyl, which equates to approximately 4,000 packets of the deadly drug.
The agencies that assisted with investigation and execution of the four search warrants include the Brigantine Police Department, Linwood Police Department Det. Steven Cunningham, Egg Harbor Township Police Department, Somers Point Police Department, Atlantic County Gangs, Guns and Narcotics Unit and Atlantic County S.W.A.T.
Anyone with information involving serious crimes is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Web site at https://www.acpo.org/tips.html and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page. People can also call Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers Website at http://www.crimestoppersatlantic.com/. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.