LAWFUEL – Press release service – R. Alexander Acosta, Unite…

LAWFUEL – Press release service – R. Alexander Acosta, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Julie Torres, Special Agent in Charge, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and Mark R. Trouville, Special Agent in Charge, Drug Enforcement Administration, announced today the sentencing of defendant Ronald Delancy following his arrest and conviction on drug trafficking and firearms charges.

Delancy was arrested as part of Operation Lightning Bolt, conducted under the Project Safe Neighborhood/Violent Crime Impact Team Task Force. Delancy was found in an apartment on NW 53rd St in Miami with his girlfriend and their infant child. A search revealed that Delancy kept hundreds of grams of crack cocaine, cocaine powder, marijuana and $34,900.00 in the oven. Agents also found plastic baggies and bundles of cash throughout the apartment, as well as ammunition and a fully-loaded AK-47 assault rifle in a closet near the kitchen.

Due to Delancy’s prior drug trafficking and other felony convictions, the court found Delancy to be a career offender. He was sentenced to 322 months imprisonment and was ordered to pay a $20,000.00 fine.

To date, approximately sixty (60) Operation Lightning Bolt defendants have been charged with narcotics trafficking, federal firearms violations, and related crimes. Of these, forty-two (42) defendants have been charged federally.

Mr. Acosta commended the efforts of the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Drug Enforcement Administration, United States Marshall Service, and the City of Miami Police Department, and the various other State and local law enforcement agencies involved in the case. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Nathaniel Mendell.

A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida at www.usdoj.gov/usao/fls. Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at www.flsd.uscourts.gov or on http://pacer.flsd.uscourts.gov.

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