Mocobizscene- A man from New Jersey has admitted to trafficking fentanyl into the state from China.
Sean Tighe, a 48-year-old resident of Kearny, confessed in a federal court that he was involved in the importation and distribution of various illicit substances. Between 2014 and 2020, Tighe, along with others, engaged in the illegal importation and distribution of fentanyl, fentanyl derivatives, bath salts, and ketamine.
In Newark federal court, Tighe confessed that he used international wire payments to pay his Chinese sources, resulting in him being charged with one count of international money laundering. He acknowledged sending a minimum of $14,000 over a three-month period in 2014.
In 2022, Tighe was charged for the crimes he confessed to, along with three other men from New Jersey who were also involved in importing fentanyl and other substances.
Tighe and his partners were indicted for allegedly engaging in illegal activities. The charges include hiding their unlawful actions by depositing cash into different bank accounts, traveling overseas to obtain controlled substances, and selling fentanyl-laced pills that had higher doses than usual, resulting in fatal overdoses for some consumers.
Tighe is set to be sentenced on November 19. If convicted of drug trafficking conspiracy, he could face a minimum of 10 years in prison. Additionally, the charge of international money laundering carries a potential sentence of up to 20 years behind bars.
This case is a part of an operation conducted by the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force, which is an independent component of the U.S. Department of Justice. The investigation was a collaborative effort between the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the Newark Police Department.
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