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Grand jury indicts Florida man on drug trafficking, money laundering charges

March 11, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Grand jury indicts Florida man on drug trafficking, money laundering charges Aaron M. Booker,

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A man from Pensacola, Florida, is one of two defendants who has been arraigned in U.S. District Court after a federal grand jury issued indictments on charges related to drug trafficking. of

Prosecutors unsealed the drug trafficking indictment Thursday charging 26-year-old Aaron M. Booker and 34-year-old Uy Nguyen, of California, with conspiring to distribute and possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance and conspiring to launder money, according to the Pensacola News-Journal.

The indictment claims that between 2015 and December 2017, the two men plotted to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 5 kilos or more of cocaine and 100 kilos or more of marijuana.

Prosecutors added that the two co-conspirators planned to launder cash by transferring the money and buying precious metals and stones with the illicit funds.

The indictment is also requesting the forfeiture of roughly $338,641; a firearm and ammunition; a phone; over a dozen pieces of jewelry; and approximately 35 pieces of designer clothing and accessories.

Nguyen’s trial is set for April 2nd, and Booker’s trial has been scheduled to start on April 16th.

If found guilty, they face ten years to life behind bars on charges of drug trafficking conspiracy and a maximum of 20 years for money laundering.

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