A man from Camden has been sentenced to ten years in prison for possessing with intent to distribute fentanyl.

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Federal authorities say 37-year-old Desmund M. Walker previously pleaded guilty to charges and was sentenced on Friday in Camden federal 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.

South 8th and Thurman Streets in Camden NJ - Photo: Google Maps
South 8th and Thurman Streets in Camden NJ - Photo: Google Maps
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In addition to the prison term, Walker was also sentenced to three years of supervised release.

Sellinger credited special agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives with the investigation that resulted in Walker's sentencing.

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