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Finch Sentences Man in Cocaine Possession Case

District Court Senior Judge Raymond L. Finch on Monday sentenced Jose Luis Pacheco-Montes, 34, of Puerto Rico to 46 months in prison for attempted possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, U.S. Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe reported.
Finch also sentenced Pacheco-Montes to three years of supervised release and ordered him to pay a special assessment of $100.
Pacheco-Montes pled guilty to the attempted possession of cocaine on August 17. Between Nov. 9, 2015, and Nov. 12, 2015, Pacheco-Montes and others made three boat trips from St. Croix in attempt to effect a mid-sea retrieval of cocaine. They intended to bring the drugs to St. Croix and transship them to Puerto Rico. On Nov. 13, 2015, other coconspirators successfully retrieved the drugs at seas and were apprehended at Knight’s Bay in St. Croix. Law enforcement agents seized 87 kilograms of cocaine at the scene of apprehension.
The case was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Alphonso Andrews Jr.

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