HARRISBURG – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Ricardo Soto-Delgado, age 48, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, was sentenced on December 15, 2022, to 18 years’ imprisonment by United States District Court Judge Christopher C. Conner for cocaine trafficking.
According to United States Attorney Gerard M. Karam, Soto-Delgado entered a guilty plea for his role in a conspiracy to have kilograms of cocaine shipped into Harrisburg, Pennsylvania through the United States Postal Service. Between April 2018 and November 2019, Soto-Delgado had approximately 35 kilos of cocaine shipped from Puerto Rico to various addresses in Cumberland and Dauphin Counties. Postal Inspectors uncovered the drug trafficking operation after they intercepted parcels destined for the addresses.
His codefendant, Becky Cro, pleaded guilty to assisting Soto-Delgado. She was sentenced to six months in prison.
This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.
The case was investigated by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the Pennsylvania State Police. Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael A. Consiglio prosecuted the case.
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