Florida Man Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison for Drug Conspiracy
NORFOLK, VA—Ronald Lamont Wilson, a/k/a “Papa Ron,” 41, a longtime resident of Norfolk, Virginia, who was recently living in Orlando, Florida, was sentenced today to 96 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine.
Dana J. Boente, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia and Royce E. Curtin, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Norfolk Field Office, made the announcement after sentencing by United States District Judge Raymond A. Jackson.
Wilson pleaded guilty to the drug conspiracy charge on May 20, 2014. According to court documents,Wilson conspired with others to distribute hundreds of kilograms of cocaine transported from Atlanta, Georgia to the Tidewater area between approximately 2002 and 2013. The cocaine was transported in hidden compartments in vehicles and cash proceeds were sent back to Atlanta using the same method. Wilson used the proceeds of his drug trafficking sales to purchase and make subsequent payments on a residence in Dacula, Georgia. He also used the proceeds to purchase vacation property in Florida, a 2004 Hummer, a 2008 Maserati and a 2002 Porsche. The Florida property and vehicles will be forfeited.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Sherrie S. Capotosto and Special Assistant United States Attorney Amy Cross-Rochefort prosecuted the case on behalf of the United States.
A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 2:11-cr-180.