PORTLAND, Ore.—A identified drug vendor from Umatilla County, Oregon was sentenced to federal jail at the moment after he was convicted at trial on a number of felony drug and firearm costs.
Jordan Anthony Camardese, 32, a resident of Umatilla, Oregon, was sentenced to 120 months in federal jail and 4 years’ supervised launch. He was additionally ordered to forfeit a 9mm firearm used to facilitate his crimes.
In accordance with courtroom paperwork and trial testimony, on October 29, 2020, Camardese confronted a number of people about their alleged gang affiliations in or close to the Pendleton Market, a small comfort retailer situated in Pendleton, Oregon. After being confronted, a number of of the people left the market collectively in a single automobile and traveled roughly one mile to a close-by auto element store. Camardese received right into a automobile pushed by his spouse and so they sped off after the group.
When Camardese and his spouse arrived on the auto element store, there was one other confrontation and the store’s proprietor repeatedly advised Camardese to go away. As they drove away, Camardese pulled himself out of the passenger window and took a black handgun out of his waistband. After pausing briefly, the pair continued driving away. After listening to the commotion and seeing Camardese holding the handgun, a close-by witness known as 911.
Officers from the Pendleton Police Division responded, situated Camardese parked in his spouse’s automobile on a residential road lower than a mile away, and positioned him underneath arrest. Officers from the Blue Mountain Enforcement Narcotics Activity Drive (BENT) later searched the automobile pursuant to a federal search warrant and situated a number of of Camardese’s belongings in addition to distribution portions of heroin and fentanyl and various ammunition.
On November 12, 2020, a federal grand jury in Portland returned a three-count indictment charging Camardese with possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, possessing a firearm as a convicted felon, and possessing with intent to distribute heroin. Later, on July 13, 2021, a fourth cost of possessing with intent to distribute fentanyl was added.
On August 19, 2022, after a three-day jury trial, Camardese was discovered responsible on all costs.
This case was investigated by the FBI and BENT. It was prosecuted by Kemp Strickland and Sarah Barr, Assistant U.S. Attorneys for the District of Oregon.
BENT is a Excessive Depth Drug Trafficking Space (HIDTA) job power comprised of detectives from the Pendleton Police Division, Hermiston Police Division, Boardman Police Division, Oregon State Police, Morrow County Sheriff’s Workplace, Milton-Freewater Police Division, and Umatilla Tribal Police Division.