Drug Trafficker Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison

Debra Angeles, 48, was sentenced to 30 years in prison after pleading open to the court on four cases involving three counts of Trafficking in Amphetamine (28-200 Grams) and one count of Trafficking in Amphetamine (14-28 Grams) in Charlotte County. A defendant has the option to plea directly to the judge for sentencing in order to forgo a trial. 

Between February and April 2017, Angeles sold over 103 grams of methamphetamine for $4,000. In one of her cases, during a traffic stop in April of last year, deputies found 36 grams of methamphetamine, as well as plastic baggies and a digital scale. They also discovered 1.6 grams of cocaine and 1.6 grams of the opioid, Dilaudid. 

Angeles was a known drug trafficker that was dealing the drugs as well as running drugs from Sarasota County to Charlotte County. She received thousands of dollars and a BMW in exchange for narcotics. 

As part of her sentence Angeles must also pay $350,000.00 in fines, her driver’s license will be suspended for one year and she must pay $100 to each of the state and local drug trust funds. 

Assistant State Attorneys Garrick Soja and Caitlin Sorenson handled the case.

Samantha Syoen
Communications Director
State Attorney’s Office