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Sicklerville Man Pleads Guilty in Cocaine Conspiracy

Jamal Herrin still faces a murder charge in connection with a New Year's Eve 2012 shooting at a Sicklerville barbershop.

A Sicklerville man who still faces a South Jersey murder charge pleaded guilty in federal court in Camden on Wednesday to conspiring to purchase 13 kilograms of cocaine for distribution throughout New Jersey, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Jamal Herrin, 40, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Joseph H. Rodriguez to one count of knowingly and intentionally conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine

Herrin was free on $1 million bail in connection with a New Year's Eve 2012 homicide inside Old School Nostalgia Barber Shop, in Winslow Township's Sicklerville section, when he became the focus of a Drug Enforcement Administration probe launched in April 2012.

Herrin admitted he negotiated the purchase of 13 kilograms of cocaine and amassed more than $325,000 to purchase the cocaine, Fishman said.

Herrin faces a mandatory minimum prison sentence of 10 years and a potential life sentence on the drug charge.

The U.S. Attorney's Office only identified Herrin as a Camden County resident in a press release it issued regarding Wednesday's guilty plea.

The Camden County Prosecutor's Office identified Herrin as a Sicklerville resident when he was arrested in early January 2012 and charged with murder in the Dec. 31, 2011, shooting death of Terrance Barnum, 40, of Williamstown, inside the Sicklerville barbershop.

Herrin previously resided in Clementon, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

In addition to at least 10 years in federal prison, Herrin faces up to a $10 million fine on the drug conspiracy charge. Sentencing is scheduled for April 15.

Joe January 10, 2013 at 12:42 PM
What's the point in imposing a $10 million fine on anyone who can never pay it? Do they just keep you in jail longer if you don't pay? Makes no sense. Make em break rocks like the old days.
martina January 10, 2013 at 05:36 PM
He should of never seen the outside or daylight again.NJ is more concerned about getting your money than keeping trash like this off of our streets..
martina January 10, 2013 at 05:42 PM
Also the date was wrong he shot Terrance Dec. 31,2011
Sean McCullen (Editor) January 10, 2013 at 06:22 PM
Good eye. Thanks.
Christina jiles April 17, 2013 at 03:49 PM
Actually he is a great person. Inside & out as far as his choices he made weren't not! Everyone makes mistakes to know him is to love him!!! True gentlemen & family man give you the shirt off his back or shoes off his feet!!! It's not personally its business as sad as it may be its way life that's been forever! And the man that lost his life was in the business as well! N if would of taken care of his business neva happened jamal wasn't only person he owed $$ too he's not angel & who knows who shot him whstever happen he basically asked for it
Knowsjamalwell May 16, 2013 at 06:34 PM
Only God can Judge us! @Joe...agreed that bails that high are surely unattainable....rocks?? Lol. @Martina....learn the facts and look up the definition of trash before u speak or judge. @Christina.....u are absolutely right, T-Law was actually Jamal's long time friend and associate not a preacher. Although I do not know who killed him, I know that this is another sad case of two black men who were victims of the environment that they were raised in. Both leave behind children and family that love them and need them. No one wins - everyone suffers. Sad very sad.
ClapHappyEnt June 03, 2013 at 05:21 AM
T.Law was my right hand man. And he didnt owe that nigga Jamal a fuckin dime. So know what u talkin about bitch. Bcuz u can get dealt wit real fast. And Jamal a bitch ass nigga bcuz he got fucked up in a fist fight he went n got a gun. Like i said Law was my mans n one of the most loyal people i met. And jamal day is coming SOON
Terrance Streater January 28, 2014 at 11:38 PM
Nov fuck that bitch she all up in business she dont know about maybe if she wasnt so nosey then she could be something, my uncle aint owe anybody shit and if you aint have shit he would give the shirt of his back, Jamal a bitch ass unloyal nigga, he got a gun cuz he know he cant throw hands plain and simple... and if he such a good person how come he used to talk to me bout how cool he was with my uncle then do some nut shit like that...he gonna get handled either way thats real shit

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