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Former homeless advocate admits to running drug market in New Jersey

Posted: 11:35 AM, Feb 02, 2017
Updated: 2017-02-02 11:35:25-05

CAMDEN, N.J. — A New Jersey man whose job once included helping homeless addicts get drug treatment has admitted to overseeing a drug ring that sold heroin and crack cocaine in Camden.

Harold “Hal” Miller was previously a program coordinator at a homeless shelter in Camden partly funded by rock star Jon Bon Jovi.

He pleaded guilty on Wednesday to conspiracy and possession with the intent to distribute, court documents show. The 41-year-old Mantua man faces up to 20 years in prison when he’s sentenced May 8.

Miller admitted that for 15 months he oversaw a conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine on a street in Camden. He admitted managing drug sales there and coordinating the supply of crack cocaine to other dealers from May 2014 – Sept. 1, 2015.

Miller was arrested on Sept. 2, 2015. Three other men – Rasheed Wise, Rodney Wall and David Wilkerson – also pleaded guilty. They are also currently awaiting sentencing.

PIX11’s Aliza Chasan contributed to this report.