A manager of a drug trafficking organization in Camden has admitted conspiring to distribute more than one kilogram of heroin, more than 280 grams of crack cocaine, and unspecified quantities of cocaine and fentanyl.

U.S. Attorney Philip Sellinger says 24-year-old Juan Figueroa of Camden pleaded guilty Wednesday in Camden federal court.

Figueroa admitted that he acted as a manager of the drug trafficking organization based in the area of the 400-500 block of Pine Street in Camden. He also acted as a “runner,” supervising and directing others involved in distributing controlled substances. He provided drugs to his conspirators and collected drug proceeds from them.

Seventeen other members of the organization have already pleaded guilty in this case. Charges against one other defendant, Christopher Vasquez, remain pending and his trial is expected to begin in July.

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The count to which Figueroa pleaded guilty could land him in prison for 10 years to life and he faces a fine of up to $10 million.

Sentencing is scheduled for October 11th.

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