Atlantic City Man Admits to Role in Heroin Distribution Ring

Jamir Harmon plead guilty one day after eight men were indicted as part of a heroin distribution ring.

One day after were indicted for heroin distribution in southern New Jersey, an Atlantic City man with a connection to that group plead guilty to conspiracy to distribute the drug, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced Wednesday afternoon, July 11.

Jamir Harmon, 21, was not one of the eight men named in the indictment released on Tuesday, July 10. However, on Wednesday, he plead guilty to an information charging him with one count of conspiracy to distribute at least 100 grams but less than 400 grams of heroin, Fishman said, adding that he had been charged in a previous complaint.

Harmon admitted to conspiring with members of the Jamal Reid Organization after his phone was tapped by FBI Special Agents under the direction of Special
Agent in Charge Michael B. Ward, and members of the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office, Fishman said.

Members of that group include: Jamal Reid, 27, of Mays Landing; Jamahl Daniels, 31, of Plainfield; Courtney Broomfield, 25, of Atlantic City; Leroy Farmer, 37, of Sicklerville; Edward Brown, Jr., 23, of Atlantic City; Nassaun Hines, 27, of Pleasantville; Baseem Taliaferro, 26, of Mays Landing; and Matthew Palmer, 25, of Sicklerville, according to an indictment released by Fishman on Tuesday.

The tapped calls revealed a large heroin distribution ring, with Harmon agreeing to deliver heroin, purchase the drug and collect money made from sale of the drug.

Harmon is scheduled to be sentenced on Oct. 22, 2012, and faces a mandatory
minimum prison term of five years, a maximum term of 40 years and a $5 million fine.


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