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Boston Man Sentenced for Selling Fentanyl Near Playground

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

BOSTON – A Boston man was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for selling fentanyl near a playground.

Joshua Miranda, 28, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Allison D. Burroughs to two years in prison and six years of supervised release. In April 2019, Miranda pleaded guilty to two counts of distribution of fentanyl within 1,000 feet of a playground. At the time of these violations, Miranda was already on supervised release in federal court on a prior firearms offense.

On June 8, 2017, and again on June 19, 2017, Miranda distributed fentanyl within 1,000 feet of Robert Ryan Playground in Dorchester.

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling and Boston Police Commissioner William Gross made the announcement today. The case was prosecuted by Lelling’s Organized Crime and Gang Unit.

Updated July 16, 2019

Drug Trafficking