Florida Man Pleads Guilty to Large-Scale Marijuana Conspiracy
Charles M. Oberly, III, United States Attorney for the District of Delaware, announced that Angel TORO, of Orlando, Florida, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute 100 kilograms of more of marijuana, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 841(a) & (b)(1)(B). At his sentencing hearing, scheduled for February 13, 2012, TORO faces a minimum term of five years’ imprisonment, up to a maximum term of forty years’ imprisonment.
According to court documents and facts disclosed at the hearing, TORO distributed large amounts of marijuana to a cooperating defendant based in Delaware. Between February 25-26, 2010, TORO arranged for two drug couriers to transport approximately 300 pounds of marijuana from Florida to Delaware. He further made arrangements through the cooperating defendant to fly from Orlando to Philadelphia, where he would meet the cooperating defendant after the drugs had been delivered. Ultimately, the drug couriers were arrested by members of the Drug Enforcement Administration at a gas station off of Interstate 95 in Newark, Delaware. Agents uncovered approximately 303 pounds of marijuana in a rental vehicle that had been rented in the name of the defendant.