Roxbury Man Convicted Of Drug Trafficking
On Friday, January 22, a former Town of Roxbury man was convicted of felony drug trafficking charges following a trial prosecuted in Delaware County Court this week by Acting District Attorney John L. Hubbard. After hearing the testimony presented in the case, the jury deliberated for approximately thirty minutes before reaching its verdict. Thirty six year old Rafael Figueroa, who is known as “Cano” in the Margaretville area, now of Saugerties, was found guilty of three class B felony charges of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree. Figueroa was arrested on December 18, 2014 by members of the Delaware County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigation Division on a Sealed Indictment Warrant issued that day charging Figueroa with three counts of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree. The arrest culminated a year and a half long investigation conducted by members of the Delaware County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigation Division into the trafficking of cocaine in the Town of Middletown. Before remanding Figueroa to the Delaware County Correctional Facility without bail, Acting County Court Judge Brian D. Burns informed Figueroa that as a result of this conviction, as a second felony drug offender, he now faces potential consecutive prison sentences that could total up to thirty six years.