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Sarasota Drug Dealer Convicted Of Drug Trafficking And Firearms Offenses

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Florida

Tampa, Florida – United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III announces that a federal jury today found Toborus Dontay Cunningham (33, Sarasota) guilty of possession with intent to distribute over 500 grams of cocaine (Count One) and possession of a firearm in furtherance of his drug trafficking offense (Count Two). Cunningham faces a maximum penalty of 40 years in federal prison for Count One and a mandatory consecutive 5 years’ imprisonment on Count Two. His sentencing hearing has not yet been scheduled. Cunningham was indicted on April 3, 2014.

According to the evidence presented at trial, Cunningham was a supplier to other drug dealers in the Sarasota area. During the course of the investigation, law enforcement officers found over 2000 grams of cocaine in Cunningham’s home, and five firearms and hundreds of rounds of ammunition in his home and office.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Sarasota Police Department, and the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Natalie Hirt Adams, and James C. Preston.

Updated January 26, 2015