During the search of his home, authorities said they found about 2,521 wax baggies and three sandwich-sized clear plastic bags containing a total of more than 300 grams of a substance that tested positive for fentanyl.
They also said they found about $34,000 and a loaded handgun in Burrell’s bedroom. When he was arrested, Burrell was in possession of about 418 wax baggies containing a substance also believed to be fentanyl.
The search came after authorities allege they saw Burrell selling drugs on six different occasions between Aug. 23 and Sept. 25. A judge granted search warrants for his home and two trucks authorities said Burrell used during these alleged sales.
Burrell is charged by criminal complaint with one count of possession with intent to distribute more than 40 grams of fentanyl and one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.
The possession with intent to distribute charge carries a mandatory minimum prison sentence of five years, a maximum potential penalty of 20 years in prison, and a $5 million fine. The charge of possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime carries a mandatory minimum penalty of five years in prison, a maximum of life imprisonment, and a $250,000 fine.
Carpenito credited special agents of the Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Jason J. Molina; the Camden County Police Department, under the direction of Chief Joseph Wysocki; the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office, under the direction of Acting Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer; the Gloucester Township Police Department, under the direction of Chief David J. Harkins; and the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Susan A. Gibson, and the Winslow Township Police Department under the direction of Chief George M. Smith, with the investigation leading to today’s charges. He also thanked the Camden County Sheriff’s Office, under the direction of Sheriff Gilbert L. “Whip” Wilson, special agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, Newark Field Division, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Charlie J. Patterson, and officers of the N.J. State Police, under the direction of Col. Patrick J. Callahan, for their assistance with the case.
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