FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
WEDNESDAY - July 20, 2011
WILSON DRUG TRAFFICKERS SENTENCED TO PRISON
RALEIGH - United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced that in federal court yesterday United States District Judge Terrence W. Boyle sentenced two Wilson, North Carolina, men. JOBANI GONZALEZ-TREJO, 23, and EDILBERTO ANGELES-GUZMAN, 27, each received 155 months’ imprisonment.
On January 14, 2011, and January 19, 2011, respectively, GONZALEZ-TREJO and ANGELES-GUZMAN each pled guilty to conspiring to distribute and possession with the intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 846; aiding and abetting the distribution of a quantity of cocaine, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 841(a)(1); and aiding and abetting the possession with the intent to distribute 500 grams of cocaine, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 841(a)(1).
A Federal Grand Jury returned a Criminal Indictment on September 17, 2009.
This case arose out of an investigation into drug trafficking activities taking place in and around Las Amacas restaurant in Wilson, North Carolina. The investigation revealed that since at least December, 2007, through October, 2008, GONZALEZ-TREJO and ANGELES-GUZMAN were engaged in a conspiracy to distribute over five kilograms of cocaine. The evidence showed that GONZALEZ-TREJO would set up deliveries of cocaine to other drug dealers and information about the deal would be forwarded to ANGELES-GUZMAN who would, in turn, distribute the cocaine. In some instances, GONZALEZ-TREJO would deliver the cocaine himself.
Investigation of this case was conducted by the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office, the Nash County Sheriff’s Office, and the Wilson Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Rudy E. Renfer represented the government.
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