WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (CBS12) — A federal jury convicted a 24-year-old man from West Palm Beach for participating in a heroin trafficking conspiracy this week, according to the Department of Justice.
Balmy Lincoln Joseph was convicted of various charges, such as conspiracy to distribute one kilogram or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of heroin and possession with intent to distribute a mixture and substance containing fentanyl.
According to an investigation, Joseph used a stolen identity to rent his apartment. Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office deputies served a search warrant on the apartment he shared with Delson Marc, his co-defendant, last July, the DOJ says.
While there, they found $1.4 million worth of heroin in a freeze and they also discovered 14 grams of fentanly and 59 grams of heroin in a jacket pocket in Joseph's closet, the DOJ adds.
Officers also found empty capsules, a cutting agent, and a scale often used with heroin trafficking in Joseph's bathroom, according to the DOJ.
Marc already pled guilty to charges involving the conspiracy.
Joseph will be sentenced in March in Fort Lauderdale by a U.S. district judge.