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March 23, 2015

York Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Heroin Trafficking

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District Pennsylvania announced today that a York man has been sentenced for his involvement in heroin trafficking.

According to United States Attorney Peter Smith, Hector Rengifo, age 41, of York, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for his involvement in drug trafficking. Rengifo previously entered a guilty plea on August 4, 2014. In sentencing him, Senior U.S. District Court Judge Sylvia Rambo reviewed his prior record of drug trafficking, violence, and motor vehicle offenses and found that Rengifo was a career offender.

According to United States Attorney Peter Smith, Rengifo’s case is part of a multi-year investigation by the Pennsylvania State Police and the York County Drug Task Force, conducted with the assistance of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. In that investigation, hundreds of purchases of heroin, cocaine, and crack cocaine were made from individuals in York. That investigation resulted in arrests that began on February 6, 2013, in York County. Thereafter, a grand jury in Harrisburg indicted 15 individuals for leadership roles in the heroin and cocaine trafficking.

The status of the other cases is as follows:

Angel Mendez-Castro, age 27, of Puerto Rico and York, entered a guilty plea to drug trafficking on January 29, 2015. He is awaiting sentencing.

Christian Mendez-Castro, a/k/a “King Rampage,” age 22, of York, entered a guilty plea to drug trafficking on January 29, 2015. He is awaiting sentencing.

Hector Castro Padro, a/k/a “Fernando,” age 29, of York, entered a guilty plea to drug trafficking and firearms offenses on January 29, 2015. He is awaiting sentencing.

William Ortiz, age 53, or York, entered a guilty plea to drug trafficking. On August 21, 2014, he was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Luis Angel Ortiz, a/k/a “C Lo,” age 31, of York, entered a guilty plea to drug trafficking. On April 15, 2014, he was sentenced to 12 years and 6 months in prison.

Jose Cartegena, Jr., a/k/a “Warrior,” age 35, of York, entered a guilty plea to drug trafficking. On April 28, 2014, he was sentenced to five years in prison.

Marcus Garcia, a/k/a “King Paradise,” age 28, of York, entered a guilty plea to drug trafficking. On September 5, 2014, he was sentenced to six years and 5 months in prison.

David Ramsey, a/k/a “King Knuckles,” age 32, of York, entered a guilty plea to drug trafficking. On December 9, 2014, he was sentenced to five years in prison.

Carlos Villalongo-Martinez, age 38 of York, entered a guilty plea to drug trafficking. On July 29, 2014, he was sentenced to two years in prison.

Brandon Jones, age 27, of York, entered a guilty plea to drug trafficking. On June 3, 2014, he was sentenced to six years in prison.

Antonio Navarro-Garcia, a/k/a “King Trigger,” age 22 of York, entered a guilty plea to drug trafficking. On November 25, 2014, he was sentenced to five years in prison.

Michael Enriquez, a/k/a “King Rage,” age 30, of Camden, New Jersey, entered a guilty plea to drug trafficking. On January 27, 2015, he was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

August Ranalli, age 31, of York, Pennsylvania, is scheduled for trial on March 31, 2015.

Daniel Pacheco-Morales, age 41, of York, Pennsylvania, is scheduled for trial on March 31, 2015.

Prosecution is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Michael A. Consiglio.

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