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Atlantic city, N.J., man sentenced to five years in prison for role in heroin distribution conspiracy



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 25, 2012


 

CAMDEN, N.J. – An Atlantic City, N.J. man was sentenced today to 60 months in prison for his involvement in a scheme to distribute heroin in New Jersey, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Jamir Harmon, 21, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Joseph H. Rodriguez to an Information charging him with one count of conspiring to distribute at least 100 grams but less than 400 grams of heroin.

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:

FBI special agents and members of the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office wiretapped Harmon’s telephone conversations with a co-conspirator. The monitored calls and other law enforcement information revealed that Harmon and his co-conspirators were distributing large amounts of heroin. Agents overheard Harmon agreeing to deliver heroin to others, to gather money from others for heroin, and to purchase heroin. Agents observed Harmon meeting with his co-conspirators on numerous occasions. Harmon was connected to the Jamal Reid Organization and admitted to conspiring with members of that organization.

In addition to the prison term, Judge Rodriguez sentenced Harmon to five years of supervised release.

U.S. Attorney Fishman credited special agents of the FBI, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Michael B. Ward; special agents from the ATF, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Donald J. Soranno, in Newark; the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office; the Atlantic City Police Department; the Northfield Police Department; the Pleasantville Police Department; and the New Jersey State Police with the investigation leading to today’s sentencing.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Jason M. Richardson and Alyson M. Oswald of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Criminal Division in Camden.

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Defense counsel: Michael E. Riley Esq., Mt. Holly, N.J.

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