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.
State Attorney’s Office