A Camden County man has been charged with possessing fentanyl with the intent to distribute and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced today.
According to officials, Tyquan Burrell, 28, is charged by criminal complaint with one count of possession with intent to distribute more than 40 grams of fentanyl and one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.
According to documents filed in this case:
On October 1, law enforcement executed a search warrant at Burrell’s residence located approximately 2,521 wax baggies and three sandwich-sized clear plastic bags containing a total of more than 300 grams of a substance that tested positive for fentanyl, approximately $34,000 in U.S. currency, and a loaded handgun in a bedroom used by Burrell.
Burrell was arrested in Cooper River Park in Camden and was in possession of approximately 418 wax baggies containing a substance also believed to be fentanyl.
The possession with intent to distribute charge carries a mandatory minimum prison sentence of five years, a maximum potential penalty of 20 years in prison, and a $5 million fine.
The charge of possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime carries a mandatory minimum penalty of five years in prison, a maximum of life imprisonment, and a $250,000 fine.
The charges and allegations in the complaint are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.