Guilty Plea – Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine

June 09, 2017 |  Investigative Summaries

On June 9, 2017, a former Amtrak baggage handler pleaded guilty in the United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, to knowingly and intentionally possessing with the intent to distribute cocaine, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 841(a)(1). In addition, the former employee violated company policies, and was ultimately terminated on November 22, 2016, for stealing an Amtrak Express Freight shipment for personal gain, which he acknowledged contained 3 to 4 kilograms of cocaine that he and his associate sold. Further judicial proceedings are pending.

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