By Gangsters Inc. Editors
Two alleged associates of New Jersey’s DeCavalcante Mafia family were hit with drug charges on Wednesday. 27-year-old Mario Galli III (photo above, left) and 37-year-old Jason Vella (right) are each charged with trafficking cocaine and Galli is also charged with gun crimes.
Investigators from the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office executed search warrants on each of the defendants’ residences on September 19, 2019, and recovered in excess of 150 grams of cocaine and drug paraphernalia, including digital scales, glassine envelopes, a money counter, baking soda, grinders, and $2,295 in cash.
From Galli’s residence they also recovered a FEG 9mm Model PGK-9HP gun loaded with 12 rounds of ammunition. At the time, Galli was on supervised release from a 2016 federal conviction for conspiracy to distribute in excess of 500 grams of cocaine.
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The drug charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The gun charges carry sentences ranging from a maximum penalty of 5 to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
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