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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Massachusetts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Boston Man Sentenced for Distributing Fentanyl and Crack Cocaine

BOSTON – A Boston man was sentenced today in federal court in Boston on drug distribution charges.

David A. Wood, 32, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton to three years in prison and three years of supervised release, during which time he will be subject to geographic restrictions. In November 2020, Wood pleaded guilty to two counts of distribution and possession with intent to distribute fentanyl, one count of distribution and possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and one count of possession with intent to distribute fentanyl.

Wood distributed fentanyl in Boston on Nov. 26 and Dec. 3, 2019, distributed crack cocaine on Dec. 10, 2019, and possessed fentanyl with the intent to distribute it on Dec. 19, 2019.

Acting United States Attorney Nathaniel R. Mendell and Joseph R. Bonavolonta, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Division made the announcement today.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts. PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated June 15, 2021