National of the Dominican Republic Charged with ReEntry after Deportation and Drug Charge
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.
The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.