Two Plead Guilty To Cocaine Trafficking Charges in St. Thomas
CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Hugo Ogando, 37, and Mario De Los Santos, 39, pleaded guilty this week in District Court on St. Thomas to conspiracy to possess cocaine with the intent to distribute, U.S. Attorney Ronald Sharpe said.
According to the plea agreement filed with the court, on April 21, and 22, 2015, Ogando and De Los Santos agreed to sell 4.5 kilograms of cocaine. Members of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) arrested them when they attempted the sale.
The drug trafficking conspiracy charge to which they pleaded guilty carries a sentence of not less than five years and up to a maximum of 40 years in prison and a fine of $5 million.
Sentencing is scheduled for December 18, 2015.
The case is the result of an investigation by the DEA. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Sigrid M. Tejo-Sprotte.
Mario De Los Santos