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National of the Dominican Republic Charged with ReEntry after Deportation and Drug Charge


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 24, 2012

WILMINGTON, Del.- Charles M. Oberly, III, United States Attorney for the District of Delaware, announced that a federal grand jury returned a two-count indictment today against Willington   Campusano-Castro,  age  28,  charging   him  with   reentry  after   deportation   and possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine.   According  to the indictment and documents filed  in court, Campusano  was born  in the  Dominican  Republic  and  was  deported  from  the United States on December 10, 2002, and December 3, 2004, each time after entering the port of Miami, Florida as a stowaway.  Campusano was deported from the United States for a third time on June 18, 2008, after entering the United States at an unknown location.

The  indictment  charges  that  on  March  16,  2012,  when  Campusano  was  taken  into custody  for  reentry  after  deportation,  he  possessed  with  intent  to  distribute  cocaine  base,  a Schedule   II   narcotic   controlled    substance. Reentry   after   deportation,   a   violation   of Title 8, United States Code, Section 1326(a) and (b)(l), carries a maximum penalty of 10 years incarceration,  a  $250,000  fine,  3  years  supervised  release,  and  a  $100  special  assessment. Possession   with  intent  to  distribute   cocaine   base,  a  violation   of  Title  21,  United  State Code§ 841(a)(1) and (b)(1)(C), carries a maximum penalty of20 years incarceration, $1,000,000 fine, 3 years supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

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