Boston Man Arrested on Methamphetamine Distribution Charges
BOSTON – A Boston man was arrested yesterday and charged with methamphetamine distribution.
Daniel Lennon, 31, was charged by criminal complaint with one count of distribution of five grams or more of methamphetamine and one count of distribution of 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. Lennon was detained following an initial appearance in federal court in Boston today.
According to charging documents, investigators conducted two undercover purchases of approximately 28 grams and 112 grams of methamphetamine, respectively, on Jan. 13 and 19, 2021.
The charge of distribution of five grams or more of methamphetamine carries a mandatory minimum sentence of five years and up to 40 years in prison, at least four years of supervised release and a fine of $5 million. The charge of distribution of 50 grams or more of methamphetamine carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years and up to life in prison, at least five years of supervised release and a fine of $10 million. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based on the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.
United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling and Brian D. Boyle, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, New England Field Division made the announcement today. The Boston Police Department provided critical assistance with the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Lauren A. Graber of Lelling’s Narcotics and Money Laundering Unit is prosecuting the case.
The details contained in the charging documents are allegations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.