News Release
For Immediate Release
October 25, 2010
Contact: Special Agent Tony Pettigrew
Number: 617-557-2138

Worcester Man and Woman Indicted for Conspiracy to Distribute Crack

OCT 25 -- BOSTON, Mass. - A Worcester man and woman were charged today in federal court with distribution of cocaine on several dates in February and March 2010.

Stephen W. Derr, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration - Boston Field Division, United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts Carmen M. Ortiz, and Worcester Police Chief Gary J. Gemme, announced today that GEORGE GUZMAN, 39, of Worcester, was charged in a five count indictment with conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base and three counts of distribution of more than five grams of cocaine base. MISTY GAGNON, 31, of Worcester, was also charged with conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base and four counts of distribution of five grams or more of cocaine base.

If convicted on these charges, Guzman may face a minimum mandatory sentence of 20 years imprisonment and a maximum sentence of life imprisonment, to be followed by at least 10 years of supervised release and a $8 million fine. Gagnon faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years and a maximum sentence of life imprisonment, to be followed by at least five years of supervised release and a $4 million fine.

The case was investigated by the Worcester HIDTA Taskforce and the Worcester Police Department.