Federal prosecutors say a southern New Jersey man who tried to buy 13 kilograms of cocaine for distribution throughout the state has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

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Forty-year-old Camden County resident Jamal Herrin also will have to serve five years of supervised release under the sentence imposed Tuesday. He had pleaded guilty in January to conspiracy to possess and distribute cocaine.

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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