MAYS LANDING — An Egg Harbor City man was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty to multiple drug and weapons charges, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner said.

Kenneth Burrell, 40, was sentenced to 24 years in state prison. The sentence was handed down by Atlantic County Superior Court Judge Bernard DeLury.

Burrell was arrested during a motor vehicle stop March 30, 2017, in Mullica Township.

An investigation by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Gangs, Guns and Narcotics Unit, the FBI and other federal state and local law enforcement resulted in the arrests of five men and the seizure of more than 120 folds of heroin, seven semiautomatic handguns, a loaded .40 caliber semi-automatic Glock and multiple ammunition magazines, Tyner said.

On April 30, Burrell pleaded guilty to charges including acting as the leader of a narcotics trafficking network, distribution of heroin, conspiracy to distribute heroin, hindering apprehension and weapons charges.

As a part of the plea deal, Burrell admitted to directing, taking orders and setting the prices for multiple sales of heroin in Egg Harbor City and possessing a community gun in Mullica Township in 2017, Tyner said in a news release. Burrell also admitted giving Galloway Township police a false identity in 2016 and selling more than a half-ounce of heroin in 2015.

Burrell has been held in the Atlantic County jail since his arrest.

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