News Release
For Immediate Release:
July 24, 2008

Gardner Man Sentenced to 168 Months For Drug Conspiracy

JUL 24 -- BOSTON, MA - A Gardner man was sentenced today in federal court for possession with intent to distribute and conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 7 kilograms of cocaine.

Kevin L. Lane, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration - New England Field Division and United States Attorney Michael J. Sullivan announced today that JULIO AGRON, AKA SALVADOR TOVAR, age 23, of 106 Green Street, Gardner, MA, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge F. Dennis Saylor, IV to 168 months imprisonment to be followed by 5 years of supervised release. AGRON was convicted by a trial jury on April 30, 2008 of possession with intent to distribute and conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 7 kilograms of cocaine.

Evidence presented during trial proved that on November 11, 2006, AGRON, along with two co-conspirators, delivered 7 kilograms of cocaine to an undercover federal agent at the Super 8 Motel in Leominster, MA. Following that delivery, AGRON was arrested in the parking lot of the motel with a loaded 9-millimeter handgun in his waistband. AGRON has been held in custody since his arrest in November 2006. He faces deportation following service of his jail sentence.

The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration’s High Intensity Drug Task Force in Worcester with assistance from the Massachusetts State Police and the Fitchburg, Leominster and Gardner Police Departments.

 

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