Atlantic City couple pleads guilty to drug trafficking and money laundering
The drug trafficking ring stretched for nearly four years between 2010 and December of 2014, where investigators found Toye Tutis, 44 running his operations out of the Ta'Ja Laundromat in Atlantic City with the assistance of Jazmin Vega, 42 to launder the proceeds.
On Tuesday, Tutis pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute, possession with intent to distribute cocaine, crack cocaine, and heroin, along with conspiring with Vega to launder his drug trafficking earnings.
Between 2010 and December 2014, Tutis' large-scale drug trafficking ring brought in between 150-450 kilograms of cocaine, around 26 kilograms of heroin, and laundered between $1,500,000 and $3,000,000 in drug proceeds.
Vega who admitted to aiding Tutis' drug ring through a number of venues including Ta’Ja Construction I LLC, Ta’Ja Real Estate Investors LLC, and Integrity Heating and Cooling LLC along with purchasing 30 properties with tainted funds.
Tutis faces a maximum sentence of life in prison for the drug trafficking conspiracy along with a $10,000,000 fine. The money laundering charges Vega and Tutis pled guilty to carry a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a $500,000 fine.
A hearing is set for February 17, 2017.