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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, October 21, 2022

Camden Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Possession with Intent to Distribute Fentanyl

CAMDEN, N.J. – A Camden man was sentenced today to 120 months in prison for possessing with intent to distribute fentanyl, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced.

Desmund M. Walker, 37, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Noel L. Hillman to an information charging him with possession with intent to distribute fentanyl. Judge Hillman imposed the sentence today in Camden federal court. 

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

On May 16, 2020, patrol officers from the Camden County Police Department encountered Walker in the vicinity of South 8th and Thurman streets in Camden. Walker fled from the officers through Robert B. Johnson Park, was apprehended, and found to be in possession of 17.67 grams of fentanyl wrapped in 93 white wax folds. 

In addition to the prison term, Judge Hillman sentenced Walker to three years of supervised release.

U.S. Attorney Sellinger credited special agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Newark Field Division, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Jeffrey L. Matthews, with the investigation leading to today’s sentencing. He also thanked the Camden County Police Department, under the direction of Chief Gabriel Rodriguez, for its assistance.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Diana Vondra Carrig of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Camden.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
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Press Release Number: 
22-392
Updated October 21, 2022