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Advocate for the homeless in New Jersey charged with running drug market in Camden

FILE -  In this Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009 file photo, Harold "Hal" Miller, right, listens to a homeless man while preparing census forms for homeless people in Camden, N.J. Miller, well known in Camden for working with the city's homeless population, has been arrested and charged with running a drug market in the city. In an indictment dated Sept. 1, federal authorities say 38-year-old Harold "Hal" Miller ran an operation that sold heroin and crack on Pfeiffer Street in East Camden. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009 file photo, Harold "Hal" Miller, right, listens to a homeless man while preparing census forms for homeless people in Camden, N.J. Miller, well known in Camden for working with the city's homeless population, has been arrested and charged with running a drug market in the city. In an indictment dated Sept. 1, federal authorities say 38-year-old Harold "Hal" Miller ran an operation that sold heroin and crack on Pfeiffer Street in East Camden. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)  (The Associated Press)

A man well known in Camden for working with the city's homeless population has been arrested and charged with running a drug market that sold heroin and crack cocaine.

In an indictment dated Sept. 1, federal authorities say 38-year-old Harold "Hal" Miller ran the operation in East Camden.

Miller worked for Volunteers of America before becoming a program coordinator at Joseph's House. In both jobs, he worked with homeless people. Among other services, Joseph's House helps homeless people get drug-addiction treatment.

During his time at Volunteers of America, Miller won the trust of people living in a homeless encampment known as Tent City.

Christopher O'Malley, the federal public defender representing Miller, said he could not comment on the case Tuesday.