Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Atlantic City Man Admits Role in Heroin Distribution Conspiracy

CAMDEN—An Atlantic City man today admitted his involvement in a scheme to distribute heroin in New Jersey, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Jamir Harmon, 21, pleaded guilty before Senior 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. Harmon was previously charged in a complaint for the heroin distribution conspiracy.

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 today to conspiring with members of that organization. A federal grand yesterday returned a superseding indictment against eight members of that organization.

The conspiracy count to which Harmon pleaded guilty is punishable by a mandatory minimum prison term of five years, a maximum term of 40 years, and a $5 million fine. Sentencing is currently scheduled for October 22, 2012.

U.S. Attorney Fishman credited special agents of the FBI, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Michael B. Ward; and the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office with the investigation leading to today’s guilty plea.

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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