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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 30, 2022

Boston Woman Sentenced for Drug Trafficking Following Two-Kilogram Cocaine Deal

Kilograms of heroin and high-powered shotgun seized

BOSTON – A Boston woman was sentenced today in connection with selling two kilograms of cocaine.

Ana Guadalupe Acosta Grajeda, 58, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Leo T. Sorokin to five years in prison and four years of supervised release. On Sept. 23, 2021, Grajeda pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine.      

According to court documents, Grajeda was arrested and charged in September 2019 along with her son, Carlos Acosta Estrella, after they sold two kilograms of cocaine to a cooperating witness in East Boston. A search of Estrella and Grajeda’s apartment allegedly resulted in the seizure of one kilogram of heroin, numerous cellphones, a high-powered tactical shotgun with a laser sight and a box of ammunition for the shotgun.

Carlos Acosta Estrella has pleaded not guilty and is pending trial.  

United States Attorney Rachael S. Rollins; Brian D. Boyle, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, New England Field Division; and Boston Police Acting Commissioner Gregory Long made the announcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher Pohl of Rollins’ Narcotics and Money Laundering Unit prosecuted the case.

The remaining defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated June 30, 2022