Man who helped drug addicts headed to prison for drug ring

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A man whose job once included helping homeless addicts get drug treatment has been sentenced to nearly nine years in prison for overseeing a drug ring that sold heroin and crack cocaine.

Federal prosecutors say Harold “Hal” Miller was sentenced to eight years, 10 months on Monday.

The 41-year-old Sewell man pleaded guilty in February to conspiracy and possession with the intent to distribute

Miller, who was also known as “Killer Clown,” admitted that for 15 months he oversaw a conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine on a Camden street, overseeing dealers who stood outside rundown homes.

Three other men also have pleaded guilty.

Miller previously served as a program coordinator at a homeless shelter in Camden partly funded by rock star Jon Bon Jovi.