Man Admits Conspiracy to Distribute Drugs While Free on Federal Supervision for Conspiracy to Distribute Drugs | USAO-NJ

CAMDEN, NJ — A New Jersey man has admitted conspiring with others to obtain and distribute several kilograms of cocaine, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger said.

Lavinston Lamar, 40, of Bridgeton, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Renée Marie Bumb in federal court in Camden to an information charging him with one count of conspiracy to distribute cocaine. Lamar also pleaded guilty to violating the terms of his supervised release from a previous conviction for conspiracy to distribute cocaine.

According to documents filed in this and other cases and statements made in court:

Lamar admitted that from June 2020 to July 13, 2021, he conspired with Carl Lee Holloway, Marvin Murphy and others to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine, for the purpose of facilitating the sale of cocaine by Holloway to a third. part for which Lamar would receive cash payment from the third party.

On July 13, 2021, Holloway met with undercover officers in a hotel room in Mount Laurel, New Jersey. Lamar and Murphy entered the hotel room separately with bags containing approximately $243,000. They briefly inspected one of the kilograms of cocaine previously brought into the room by undercover officers, after which officers entered the room and arrested Holloway, Lamar, and Murphy.

The conspiracy count to which Lamar pleaded guilty carries a potential maximum sentence of 40 years in prison and a $5 million fine. Sentencing is scheduled for September 6, 2022.

Holloway and Murphy are charged by complaint with the same conspiracy. The charges and allegations contained in the complaints are only charges and the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

U.S. Attorney Sellinger credited special agents from the Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations, under Special Agent in Charge Jason J. Molina in Newark and Special Agent in Charge Chad Plantz in San Diego , the investigation having resulted in today’s guilty plea. .

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey Bender of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Camden.

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