henderson man pleads guilty to drug/firearm charges
RALEIGH - United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced that in federal court today that SHYZER MONQUEZ ORMOND pled guilty to illegally possessing drugs with the intent to distribute and to a firearm charge. Senior United States District Judge W. Earl Britt presided at the arraignment.
A Federal Grand Jury returned a Criminal Indictment on September 18, 2012, for the crimes arising out of an incident on or about April 13, 2012, in the Eastern District of North Carolina. The defendant, SHYZER MONQUEZ ORMOND, pled guilty to knowingly possessing with the intent to distribute a quantity of marijuana in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 841(a). Additionally, SHYZER MONQUEZ ORMOND pled guilty to possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 924(c).
At sentencing, ORMOND faces up to 5 years imprisonment for the marijuana charge and a minimum of 5 years up to a maximum of life imprisonment for the 924(c) charge. Investigation of this case was conducted by the United States Postal Inspection Service; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; and the Henderson Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney S. Katherine Burnette is prosecuting the case.