Federal prosecutors say a southern New Jersey man has admitted he tried to buy 13 kilograms of cocaine for distribution throughout the state.

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Forty-year-old Camden County resident Jamal Herrin pleaded guilty Wednesday to a complaint charging him with conspiracy to possess and distribute the drug.

He could face a life term and a $10 million fine when he's sentenced April 15.

U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration investigators learned in April 2012 that Herrin -- who was on bail pending state murder charges -- was interested in purchasing large quantities of cocaine. Herrin admitted that he negotiated the purchase of the 13 kilograms and amassed more than $325,000 to buy the cocaine.

 

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