Habitual offender Jamal Fuller receives substantial prison sentence

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On March 8, 2022, a jury found Jamal Fuller guilty of two felony drug offenses—unlawful delivery of a fentanyl and cocaine. The charges stem from a controlled purchase utilizing a confidential informant on October 29, 2018.  Fuller offered to sell $100 of cocaine and heroin to the confidential informant. The two met in a parking lot in the 2000 block of Cameron Street in the City of Harrisburg. A video camera captured Fuller delivering those drugs to the confidential informant in exchange for $100. Laboratory testing revealed that what Fuller claimed to be heroin was pure fentanyl.

On September 9, 2021, a jury found the Fuller guilty of possession with intent to deliver fentanyl and possession of cocaine. These charges stem from Fuller’s arrest in a home in the 1900 block of Chestnut Street in the City of Harrisburg on March 14, 2019. At that time, Fuller was wanted for absconding from state parole supervision. He had also delivered a blend of heroin, fentanyl, and acetyl fentanyl to a confidential informant just three days before. When officers arrested him on March 14th, they searched the residence and found an additional bag containing a 3.59 gram blend of heroin, fentanyl, and acetyl fentanyl. They also located a bag of cocaine.

On April 20, 2022, Jamal Fuller appeared before Judge Edward M. Marsico, Jr. for sentencing following convictions in these two separate jury trials. Senior Deputy District Attorney Amy Schwarzl pointed out several areas of concern that warranted a substantial sentence: the defendant’s prior record consists of multiple convictions for armed robberies – convictions for which he served 10 years of imprisonment. After being paroled at the 10 year mark in May 2018, Fuller immediately returned to criminal activity, absconded from state parole supervision, and was responsible for delivering poison into our community on multiple occasions.

Judge Marsico sentenced the defendant to 4 to 8 years for the delivery in October 2018 and a consecutive 5 to 10 years for the drug possession in March 2019, for a total 9 to 18 years in a state correctional institution.

Date: 
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - 4:15pm