BISMARCK, ND – Deangelo Orlando, 30-years-old, of Detroit, was sentenced on Tuesday November 24th, 2020, to six years in federal prison after he was arrested in June of 2019 when he was found to be in possession of more than 2,700 oxycodone pills.
Orlando was a passenger in a vehicle in June of 2019, that was being driven by Whitney Bearstail, 37-years-old, of Bismarck. Bismarck police conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle. During a search of the vehicle, the police officers found more than 2,700 oxycodone pills in a duffle bag that was in the possession of Deangelo Orlando.
The two were charged with conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute oxycodone. Bismarck police allege the pills were worth an estimated $189,000. Prosecutors say Orlando was transporting the pills from Michigan to North Dakota for distribution.
Whitney Bearstail entered into a plea agreement in February. He was sentenced to three years of supervised release on the drug possession and conspiracy charges.
Deangelo Orlando will spend 71 months in federal prison with three years of supervised release. His sentence stems from a plea agreement that he entered into. He was sentenced for the two charges that will run concurrent with each other.