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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of New Jersey

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, May 8, 2017

Gloucester County, New Jersey, Man Sentenced To 106 Months In Prison For Overseeing Camden Drug Trafficking Conspiracy

CAMDEN, N.J. - A Gloucester County man was sentenced today to 106 months in prison for his role in conspiring over 15 months to sell crack cocaine in Camden, Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick announced.

Harold Miller, 41, of Sewell, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Joseph H. Rodriguez in Camden federal court to an information charging him with 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 was arrested on Sept. 2, 2015, following a long-term investigation by the FBI’s South Jersey Violent Offender and Gang Task Force into an organization that controlled the distribution of crack cocaine on Pfeiffer Street in Camden. 

Members of the drug organization sold crack cocaine to a confidential source and to customers who arrived in vehicles and on foot. Law enforcement officers intercepted conversations over multiple court-authorized wiretaps during which Miller and his conspirators discussed drug trafficking activities on Pfeiffer Street.  Miller oversaw and managed the activities of this drug trafficking organization. Rasheed Wise, Rodney Wall, and David Wilkerson, all of Camden, previously pleaded guilty to their respective roles in the charged conspiracy. Wall was sentenced May 4, 2017, to 100 months in prison and Wilkerson was sentenced April 5, 2017, to 77 months in prison. Wise is awaiting sentencing. 

In addition to the prison term, Judge Rodriguez sentenced Miller to three years of supervised release.

Acting U.S. Attorney Fitzpatrick 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 leading to today’s sentencing.
The government is represented by Deputy Attorney-in-Charge Matthew J. Skahill of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Camden.

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

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
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Press Release Number: 
17-142
Updated May 8, 2017