Former homeless advocate admits to running drug market

A New Jersey man whose job once included helping homeless addicts get drug treatment has admitted to overseeing a drug ring that sold heroin and crack cocaine.

Harold “Hal” Miller was previously a program coordinator at a homeless shelter in Camden partly funded by rock star Jon Bon Jovi.

He pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy and possession with the intent to distribute. The 41-year-old Mantua man faces up to 20 years in prison when he’s sentenced May 8.

Miller admitted that for 15 months he oversaw a conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine on a street in Camden. He admitted managing drug sales there and coordinating the supply of crack cocaine to other dealers.

Miller was arrested in September 2015. Three other men also pleaded guilty.

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