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.

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

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