Monday, October 04, 2021

Camden Man Admits Possession with Intent to Distribute Fentanyl

 CAMDEN, N.J. – A Camden man today admitted to possessing with intent to distribute fentanyl, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced.

Desmund M. Walker, 36, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Noel L. Hillman to an information charging him with possession with intent to distribute fentanyl.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

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. 

The maximum penalty for possession with intent to distribute fentanyl is 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine. Sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 10, 2022.

Acting U.S. Attorney Honig 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 plea. She 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.

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