September 11, 2014
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Sarasota Drug Dealer Convicted Of Drug Trafficking And Firearms Offenses
TAMPA, Fla. - Mark R. Trouville, Special Agent in Charge, Drug Enforcement (DEA), Miami Field Division, and A. Lee Bentley, III, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Florida, announced yesterday that a federal jury found Toborus Dontay (33, Sarasota) guilty of possession with intent to distribute over 500 grams of (Count One) and possession of a firearm in furtherance of his drug trafficking (Count Two). Cunningham faces a maximum penalty of 40 years in federal prison for Count One and a mandatory consecutive five years’ imprisonment on Count Two. Cunningham was indicted on April 3, 2014. His sentencing hearing has not yet been scheduled.
According to the evidence presented at trial, Cunningham was a supplier to other drug dealers in the Sarasota area. During the course of the investigation, law enforcement officers found over 2000 grams of cocaine in Cunningham’s home, and five firearms and hundreds of rounds of ammunition in his home and office.
This case was investigated by the DEA, Sarasota Police Department, and Manatee County Sheriff’s Office. It is being prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida.