Camden county, n.J., man sentenced to 10 years in prison for conspiring to distribute 13 kilograms of cocaine
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 14, 2013
CAMDEN, N.J. – A Camden County, N.J., man was sentenced today to 120 months in prison for attempting to purchase 13 kilograms of cocaine for distribution in and through New Jersey, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
Jamal Herrin, 40, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Joseph H. Rodriguez to an Information charging him with one count of knowingly and intentionally conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine. Judge Rodriguez imposed the sentence today in Camden federal court.
According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:
The investigation into Herrin began in April 2012, when the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration learned that Herrin – who was on bail pending state murder charges – was interested in purchasing large quantities of cocaine. Herrin admitted that he negotiated the purchase of 13 kilograms of cocaine and amassed more than $325,000 to purchase the cocaine.
In addition to the prison term, Judge Rodriguez sentenced Herrin to five years of supervised release.
U.S. Attorney Fishman credited special agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Camden Resident Office, under the direction of Acting Special Agent in Charge Robert G. Koval in Newark; the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office; the Rowan University Police Department; the Winslow Township Police Department; the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office; and local law enforcement agencies in support of the Camden division of the Philadelphia-Camden High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas task force.
The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Alyson M. Oswald of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Criminal Division in Camden.
Defense counsel: Brian J. McMonagle Esq., Philadelphia