A man who prosecutors say picked up a package containing three bricks of cocaine at a Morrisville motel last year was found guilty of felony drug charges by a federal jury this week.
Ramon Sanmartin Jr. could spend up to 40 years in prison after being convicted of conspiracy to possess cocaine and possession with intent to distribute three kilograms of cocaine, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Raleigh announced Friday.
Sanmartin was arrested a little more than a year ago, on August 26, when he picked up a package sent to him through the U.S. Postal Service from San Juan, Puerto Rico, to the Days Inn in Morrisville, said Don Connelly, a spokesman with the U.S. Attorney’s Office. The package had been intercepted by inspectors with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Connelly said.
Sanmartin faces a minimum sentence of five year behind bars and a maximum of 40 years, Connelly said.