Deptford Convicted Felon Shows Up To Parole Office With Cocaine

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33-year-old Darnell Verdell (Credit: New Jersey State Police)

33-year-old Darnell Verdell (Credit: New Jersey State Police)

By David Madden

VINELAND, N.J. (CBS) – A Deptford, N.J. man reported for a meeting with his parole officer and was promptly handcuffed for a violation.

Darnell Verdell was on parole for a drug case. State police say the 33-year-old has been selling guns lately on the streets of Camden, and as a convicted felon, he can’t do that.

Troopers were ready to arrest Verdell when he got to the parole office in Vineland, N.J. for a meeting.

State Police Lieutenant Stephen Jones says Verdell didn’t really help his cause.

“When he arrived there, unfortunately, he came there with seven bags of crack cocaine. Coming to a parole meeting with cocaine in your pocket is not a good idea,” Jones said.

Drug charges were added on the spot. Verdell is in the Camden County jail on $200,000 thousand cash bail.

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