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WORCESTER MAN AND WOMAN INDICTED FOR CONSPIRACY TO DISTRIBUTE CRACK

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2010

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.

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.

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz, Stephen Derr, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration - Boston Field Division and Worcester Police Chief Gary J. Gemme, made the announcement today. The case was investigated by the Worcester HIDTA Taskforce and the Worcester Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Karin M. Bell of Ortiz’s Worcester Branch Office.

The details contained in the indictment are allegations. The defendants are presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

 

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