ST. THOMAS — District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez today sentenced Hugo Ogando, 37, to serve 60 months in prison and Mario De Los Santos, 39, to serve 34 months in prison for conspiracy to possess cocaine with the intent to distribute, United States Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Acting Special Agent in Charge Michael A. Cole announced via press release.
Judge Gomez also sentenced both men to serve four years of supervised release and pay a $100 special assessment.
Mr. Ogando and Mr. De Los Santos pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess cocaine with the intent to distribute on August 26, 2015 and August 24, 2015, respectively. As part of their pleas, the men admitted that they agreed to sell 4.5 kilograms of cocaine. Members of the DEA arrested them on April 22, 2015, when they attempted to complete the sale.
This case was investigated by the DEA and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Sigrid M. Tejo-Sprotte.