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Camden Resident Admits Fentanyl Trafficking

By rlsmetro on
Camden

A Camden County man with four prior felony convictions today admitted to possessing with intent to distribute fentanyl and to illegally possessing a firearm, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced.

Federal officials said Mr. Tyquan Burrell, 30, of Camden, pleaded guilty by videoconference before U.S. District Judge Robert B. Kugler in Camden federal court to two counts of an indictment charging him with possession with intent to distribute more than 400 grams of fentanyl and illegal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:

On Oct. 1, 2020, law enforcement officers executing a search warrant at Burrell’s residence found 2,521 wax folds and three sandwich-sized clear plastic bags containing more than 300 grams of fentanyl, approximately $34,000 in U.S. currency, and a loaded handgun in a bedroom used by Burrell.

That same day, Burrell was arrested in Camden County. A search incident to arrest found him to be in possession of 418 wax folds containing fentanyl.

The possession with intent to distribute fentanyl charge carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison, a maximum potential penalty of life in prison, and a maximum fine of $10 million.

The charge of illegally possessing a firearm carries a maximum of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 21, 2022.