A city man was sentenced today to more than years in prison for his role in a heroin ring operating in New Jersey and Philadelphia, US Attorney Paul Fishman said in a statement.
Enrique Done, 37, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Jose L. Linares to one count of conspiracy to possess heroin with intent to distribute. Linares imposed the sentence today in Newark federal court.
Previously Done admitted he agreed with his brother, Juan Carlos Done, and others to possess with intent to distribute heroin and other drugs. As part of the conspiracy, Enrique Done made numerous telephone calls to co-conspirators in order to obtain the heroin. He traveled from Essex County, to Philadelphia to distribute heroin on multiple occasions and used a house located in Newark to store and distribute heroin.
Done’s brother, Juan Carlos Done, 42, entered a guilty plea on Oct. 17, 2011, to laundering the proceeds of drug trafficking. Juan Carlos Done admitted he agreed to conduct financial transactions with drug proceeds in a manner intended to conceal the source of the funds. As part of the conspiracy, he and other persons made anonymous cash deposits of drug proceeds into various bank accounts in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina. The amount of these deposits was intended to avoid federal transaction reporting requirements. Juan Carlos Done subsequently conducted transactions using the bank accounts containing the laundered drug proceeds.
In addition to the prison term, Judge Linares sentenced Enrique Done to four years of supervised release.
Sentencing for Juan Carlos Done is currently scheduled for June 27.