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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Gloucester County, New Jersey, Man Admits Role In Camden Drug Trafficking Conspiracy

CAMDEN, N.J. - A Mantua, New Jersey, man today admitted overseeing a more than 15-month conspiracy to sell crack cocaine in Camden, New Jersey, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Harold Miller, 41, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Joseph H. Rodriguez in Camden federal court to an information charging him with one count of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base.

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court, Miller admitted that from May 2014 through Sept. 1, 2015, he oversaw a conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine on Pfeiffer Street in Camden. Miller admitted that as part of his role, he managed the drug sales on Pfeiffer Street and coordinated the supply of crack cocaine to other dealers.

The conspiracy charge carries a maximum potential penalty of 20 years in prison. Miller’s sentencing is scheduled for May 8, 2017.

Miller was arrested on Sept. 2, 2015 following an investigation by the FBI’s South Jersey Violent Offender and Gang Task Force. Rasheed Wise, Rodney Wall, and David Wilkerson, all of Camden, previously pleaded guilty to their roles in the conspiracy and await sentencing.

U.S. Attorney Fishman credited special agents of the FBI’s South Jersey Violent Offender and Gang Task Force, South Jersey Resident Agency, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Michael Harpster; the Camden County Police Department, under the direction of Chief J. Scott Thomson; the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office, under the direction of Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo; and the N.J. State Police, under the direction of Col. Rick Fuentes, with the investigation.

The government is represented by Deputy Attorney-in-Charge Matthew J. Skahill of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Camden.

Defense counsel: Christopher O’Malley Esq., Assistant Federal Public Defender, Camden

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Topic: 
Drug Trafficking
Updated February 1, 2017