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(Gloucester City, NJ)October 16, 2020)—One of the suspects arrested in the October 9, 2020 drug raid in Gloucester City was Jorge Lopez, age 42, of the 300 block of Market Street. He was charged with possession of CDS (two counts). distribution within 500 feet of a public park (two counts), employing juveniles in drug distribution and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

CNBNews received a tip that Lopez, and his associate Jose Cortes, of Riverton, were arrested in April 2014 and both charged with two counts of Murder for the 2013 deaths of Christopher Humphrey, M/34, of Franklinville, and Jose Vega, M/35, of Camden City. The two victims were found fatally shot at 33rd and Farragut streets, Camden City on December 22, 2013. 

Lopez gave a Gloucester City address when he was arrested in 2013.

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Court documents stated the two men were charged with killing Humphrey and Vega at a home on the 700 block of South 4th Street, Camden City on December 21, 2013, and then moved the bodies to a wooded area near 33rd and Farragut streets.

 

A break came after a narcotics search warrant was executed on a home on the 700 block of South 4th Street. The drug house was allegedly run by Lopez, according to a probable-cause statement read in court.

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2014 photo of convict Lopez

 

During the search, officers noticed blood, according to the Courier Post. A second search warrant was obtained, and the blood matched that of the victims. A similar search was done on an SUV owned by Cortes, a.k.a. "Wink," and blood was found on the tailgate of the vehicle and was again linked to Humphrey and Vega, according to the probable-cause statement.

 

The case went to trial in 2017. On June 2, 2017 the Camden County Prosecutors Office announced that Cortes was sentenced to a life sentence. He must serve 35 years before he can be paroled. As for Lopez, his case ended in February 2017 in a plea deal. He admitted to possession with intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance and was sentenced to four years in prison. 

A call to the Camden County Prosecutors Office to find out when Lopez was released from prison went unanswered. 

 

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published Gloucestercitynews.net October 16, 2020

 

 

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