Thursday, September 22, 2011

Immokalee Woman Gets Prison For Cocaine Sales

A 35-year-old woman was sentenced to more than six years in prison Wednesday after a judge found her guilty of selling crack cocaine to undercover Collier County Sheriff’s Office detectives in Immokalee in 2009.

Shyla Montoya Wilson of Immokalee pleaded no contest to two counts of sale of cocaine and two counts of possession of cocaine with intent to sell during a hearing in Collier County Circuit Court on Wednesday.

Circuit Judge Frank Baker adjudicated Wilson guilty of the charges and sentenced her as a habitual felony offender to 80 months in prison on the cocaine sales charges. She received another 80-month sentence on the possession with intent to sell charges. The judge ordered the sentences to be served at the same time.

In December 2009 Wilson sold crack cocaine to undercover detectives from the sheriff’s Vice Narcotics Bureau. These drug transactions occurred in the parking lot of a business establishment on West Delaware Avenue in Immokalee.

Wilson was arrested for the drug sales on March 2, 2010, at the Collier County jail, where she was being held on an unrelated misdemeanor charge. She has been in custody awaiting trial since the date of her arrest.

Wilson is a documented career criminal with CCSO. She was last released from state prison on Nov. 5, 2008, after completing a 20-month sentence for sale of cocaine. Her prior felony convictions in Collier also include grand theft in 2006; sale of cocaine and possession of cocaine with intent to sell in 2000; possession of cocaine in 1999; and dwelling burglary in 1994. She also was convicted of grand theft in Broward County in 2003.