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NOVEMBER 22, 2010

BOSTON, Mass. - A Lynn man was convicted by a jury in U.S. District Court in Boston on charges of conspiring to distribute cocaine.

LUIS ALIX, 32, was found guilty of conspiring to distribute cocaine following a four-day trial. Evidence presented during the trial established that on about May 30, 2007, the defendant conspired with another Lynn resident to possess at least 500 grams of cocaine with intent to distribute that cocaine. The evidence further showed that ALIX picked up one kilogram of cocaine from his co-conspirator’s Lynn home, and brought it to his own home. The defendant’s brother, Jose Ramon Alix, also named in the same indictment, previously pled guilty and was sentenced to five years of federal imprisonment.

ALIX faces a minimum mandatory sentence of five years and a maximum sentence of 40 years to be followed by a term of supervised release of four years to life and a $2 million fine.

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz, Steven Derr, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration - Boston Field Office and Colonel Marian McGovern, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police made the announcement. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys David G. Tobin and Maxim Grinberg of Ortiz’s Major Crimes Unit.


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