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Camden Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Possessing Fentanyl


Officials reported that a Camden man was sentenced today to 120 months in prison for possessing with intent to distribute fentanyl.

According to officials, Desmund M. Walker, 37, previously 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.

Officials say that 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.

In addition to the prison term, Judge Hillman sentenced Walker to three years of supervised release.

U.S. Attorney Sellinger 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 sentencing.

He also thanked the Camden County Police Department, under the direction of Chief Gabriel Rodriguez, for its assistance.