A former race track employee was busted back in January for selling drugs at work, he just received his sentence. The former employee lived and worked at the Saratoga Race Course before he was arrested.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Barnett prosecuted the case, and 29-year-old Francisco Alarcon Badillo pleaded guilty.

Badillo, who is a citizen of Mexico, admitted to selling crystal methamphetamines from May 2019 to August 2019. He also admitted to having drugs in various locations throughout the Race Course property. He admitted to having drugs in his dorm room and to selling more than 400 grams of crystal methamphetamine.

According to News 6, Bardillo admittedly sold methamphetamines to an individual on May 17, 2019 for $1500 outside of his dorm room. In addition, he sold 20 grams of crystal methamphetamine in May, June, and July of last year for $2250, $1500, and $1340 in a parked car outside of his dormitory building

The Saratoga Springs Police Department investigated the incident along with the DEA and it’s Capital District Drug Enforcement Task Force. The New York Racing Association also assisted in the investigation.

Bardillo was sentenced to five years, but he faced from, 10 years to life in prison with a guilty verdict, so it seems that his sentencing was part of a plea deal. It is unclear at this time if he faces the possibility of deportation.

I know that times are really hard, but it doesn’t seem like this man really thought his plan through. It doesn’t seem like he was trying to hide where he was living, who he was working for, or fact that he was selling drugs. The investigators did not have to look very hard to find out what he was up to.

Was he here legally? It doesn't look like he was in the United States legally if he is still technically a Mexican citizen. That opens up so many more questions, like how was he able to get hired in the first place? I wouldn't be surprised if Donald Trump mentions this crime during his campaign as evidence as to why we need to "build that wall".

There are so many layers to this crime, Badillo wasn't acting alone, and the people who facilitated bringing him over here illegally and hiring him should also be held responsible.

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