Arlin Troncoso-Pena, 33, was charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distributing more than 100 grams of heroin.
According to his plea agreement, in October 2010, Troncoso-Pena arranged for two females to travel from Boston to Florida with heroin in their possession. After Troncoso-Pena picked up the two females at the train station in Osceola County, his vehicle was stopped by law enforcement. One of the women in Troncoso-Pena's vehicle possessed heroin weighing approximately 150 grams.
Tronco-Pena was released on bond and failed to appear in court on these charges.
In 2012, law enforcement authorities in Sarasota County learned that Troncoso-Pena was selling heroin as part of a conspiracy. In May 2012, after arranging sales through Troncoso-Pena, law enforcement purchased approximately 40 grams of heroin. In June 2012, during the execution of search warrant at a residence used by members of the conspiracy, law enforcement recovered approximately 35 grams of heroin and more than $5,000. On that same date, Troncoso-Pena was arrested and found to be in possession of $3,005. He has been incarcerated since his June 2012 arrest.
In addition to his prison sentence, the court also ordered Troncoso-Pena to forfeit $3,005 – the proceeds from the offense.
Troncoso-Pena pleaded guilty March 29.