An Atlantic County man will spend 30 years in prison for heroin trafficking, firearms and witness tampering, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger said Thursday.
Sean “Carlito” Figaro, 35, was convicted in July 2019 of distributing heroin, possession of a firearm for the purpose of distributing heroin, tampering with witnesses, conspiracy to commit witness tampering and unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Figaro was also sentenced to five years of probation, Sellinger said in a press release.
Authorities executed a search warrant at Figaro’s Atlantic City hotel room at the Econo Lodge on Pacific Avenue on January 10, 2017. They found his cell phone, a safe containing a caliber pistol .22 Jennings loaded, 119 individually wrapped bags of heroin and various items used for drug packaging and dispensing, including a digital scale, extra bags, razor blades and a straw, Sellinger said.
A judge approved a search warrant for Figaro’s phone, which contained text messages soliciting the sale of drugs, some of which included statements saying “my job is a drug dealer” and “I’m a dealer, not a pimp, not a law, a street hustler,” Sellinger said.
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To dissuade a witness from testifying against him, Le Figaro sent and sent messages to a potential witness, in particular calling him both a “rat” and a “snitch” on Facebook. He then tried to persuade the witness not to testify against him by falsely showing affection and promising to love and care for the witness, Sellinger said.
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