New York — A New Jersey man has made millions of dollars in injections and is in jail after pleading guilty to the theft of more than $1 million.
Anthony DeLeon, 43, pleaded guilty Tuesday to mail fraud and racketeering in connection with a scheme to import, store and sell the machine, which he called a “concrete machine.”
“The machine is very effective in the injection process and can inject hundreds of millions of particles per minute,” the Justice Department said in a statement.
The machine used by Anthony DeLeon was a mix of three types of injection machines: a concrete machine, a concrete mixer and a sandwich injection process.
DeLeon sold the machine to a Manhattan pharmacy for $1.3 million, prosecutors said.
The indictment said DeLeon then allegedly sold the sandwich injection machines to drug dealers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, where he was arrested in January.
The indictment also said Deleon used the machine for the illegal importation of thousands of pounds of heroin, cocaine and fentanyl, as well as the sale of a $100,000 diamond ring.
The charges are part of a multi-million-dollar drug ring that investigators said stretched from New York to Maryland, with drug dealers, pawnbrokers and a drug dealer who was a former Subway sandwich worker in Philadelphia selling heroin and cocaine.
DeLeon was extradited to New York last year to face charges in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania.
Prosecutors said he used the sandwich machine to steal nearly $1 billion from his customers.
He has been held in jail since his arrest.