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Boston Man Sentenced for Fentanyl Trafficking

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts

BOSTON – A Boston man was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for fentanyl distribution.

Anthony Smallwood, 30, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Richard G. Stearns to seven years in prison and four years of supervised release. In January 2020, Smallwood pleaded guilty to four counts of distribution and possession with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl.

Between March and May 2019, Smallwood engaged in four separate drug sales of fentanyl to a cooperating witness. These sales totaled over 230 grams of fentanyl.

Acting United States Attorney Nathaniel R. Mendell; Joseph R. Bonavolonta, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Division; and Boston Police Acting Commissioner Gregory Long made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen W. Hassink of Mendell’s Narcotics and Money Laundering Unit prosecuted the case.

This case is part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) operation. OCDETF identifies, disrupts, and dismantles the highest-level criminal organizations that threaten the United States using a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency approach. Additional information about the OCDETF Program can be found at

Updated June 24, 2021

Drug Trafficking