Colorado Springs – A 51-year-old Colorado Springs man will spend years in prison for distributing cocaine and money laundering.
The US Attorney’s Office for the Colorado District announced, Friday, the sentencing of Armando Dellion after he pleaded guilty to drug trafficking and money laundering charges on August 24, 2021.
According to a plea agreement, DeLeon sold approximately three kilograms of cocaine to a secret informant through a series of transactions from various locations, including his personal residence, between approximately July 26, 2017 and September 15, 2017.
During DeLeon’s home search warrant executed on October 3, 2017, an AR-15 rifle and two pistols were found, along with more than $27,000 in cash. DeLeon was barred from possessing firearms as a result of a previous criminal conviction.
Analysis of the defendant’s bank records shows that DeLeon held a credit card in the name of his company, D&D Detailing. While DeLeon told investigators that the business closed earlier in 2017, the credit card showed spending activity between July and October.
DeLeon acknowledged making a payment of $7,000 on this credit card account in July 2017, which included, at least in part, proceeds from DeLeon’s drug dealing activity.
“The harm this defendant is doing to the community demonstrates why the FBI’s Safe Streets Task Force Southern Colorado in Denver is so important,” said Special Agent in Charge Michael Schneider. “Whether a single individual or network is removed, this case reflects the valuable partnership the FBI has with law enforcement agencies to mitigate the distribution of illegal drugs and make our communities safer.”
Dillion was sentenced on August 31, 2022 to 62 months in prison.