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Drug dealer from Puerto Rico pleads guilty to conspiracy

A man who was arrested in 2015 raid on a Black Rock apartment pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to a charge of conspiracy to distribute 500 or more grams of cocaine.

Alberto Rosado-Leon, 36, of Puerto Rico faces a minimum of five years in prison to a maximum of 40 years imprisonment.

According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Rosado-Leon, along with co-defendants Wendell Delgado-Sanchez and Figuerora Suarez, conspired to distribute cocaine from a Dearborn Street apartment. When law enforcement officers raided the apartment on March 5, 2015, they recovered 1,368 grams of cocaine from a safe and a 9mm pistol.

Officers also recovered a surveillance video system from the apartment that recorded activities there from Feb. 27 through March 5, 2015.  The U.S. Attorney's office said a review of the video showed that Rosado-Leon, Delgado-Sanchez and Suarez all were involved in weighing, mixing and packaging cocaine for distribution. The video also depicts drug transactions with customers.

Delgado-Sanchez and Suarez were previously convicted in the case; Delgado-Sanchez is awaiting sentencing, Suarez  was sentenced to five years in prison.

Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo scheduled Rosado-Leon's sentencing for Oct. 18.

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