Pennsylvania Man Sentenced to 18 Years for Cocaine Trafficking

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HARRISBURG, PA — The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Ricardo Soto-Delgado, age 48, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, was sentenced on December 15, 2022, to 18 years imprisonment by United States District Court Judge Christopher C. Conner for cocaine trafficking.

According to United States Attorney Gerard M. Karam, Soto-Delgado entered a guilty plea for his role in a conspiracy to have kilograms of cocaine shipped into Harrisburg, Pennsylvania through the United States Postal Service.  Between April 2018 and November 2019, Soto-Delgado had approximately 35 kilos of cocaine shipped from Puerto Rico to various addresses in Cumberland and Dauphin Counties.  Postal Inspectors uncovered the drug trafficking operation after they intercepted parcels destined for the addresses.

His codefendant, Becky Cro, pleaded guilty to assisting Soto-Delgado. She was sentenced to six months in prison.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the Pennsylvania State Police. Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael A. Consiglio prosecuted the case.

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