Willingboro defendant sentenced for aborted stash house holdup
The last of six defendants in a probe of a planned gunpoint robbery of a South Jersey drug stash house heads to prison for eight years.
Sean "C-Life" Forman, 43, of Willingboro, was sentenced in a Camden courtfroom Wednesday for his guilty plea to charges of conspiracy to commit robbery and conspiracy to distribute cocaine, according to the office of New Jersey U.S. Attorney Paul J.Fishman.
Forman was ordered to serve five years of supervised parole upon release. Robert Smith, 43, of Trenton, was sentenced to 30 years following his November 2016 conviction at trial.
The remainder, already sentenced, include Derrick Adams, 30, of Florence and Willingboro; and Daquan Basnight, 25, Jamil McFarlane, 24, and Morris Muse, 36, of Trenton.
According to authorities, the group planned the robbery in 2014, intending to masquerade as law enforcment officers and aiming to take multiple kilograms of cocaine.
During investigations by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Smith was recorded expressing willingness to kill the dealers if necessary, authorities said, alleging that Forman was present for the discussion..
The suspects were arrested by ATF agents at a rendezvous point in Maple Shade on January 30, 2014, seizing a sawed-off shotgun, two stolen handguns and two other weapons, ammunition, masks, gloves, zip ties and a ballistics vest, investigators said.
Also involved in the probe were agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Maple Shade office, and police in Burlington City and Burlington Township.