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California Woman Sentenced to More Than Four Years in Prison for Trafficking Fentanyl

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

BOSTON – A California woman was sentenced yesterday in connection with travelling across the country to deliver fentanyl to an undercover officer.

Adelaida Yudit Garibay, 46, of Burbank, Calif., was sentenced by U.S. Senior District Court Judge Mark L. Wolf to 57 months in prison and five years of supervised release. On June 9, 2022, Garibay pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute 400 grams or more of fentanyl.

In September 2021, Garibay drove from California to Boston to deliver two kilograms of fentanyl to an individual who was an undercover officer. On Sept. 29, 2021, officers observed Garibay picking up fentanyl in Jamaica Plain and then get into a ride-sharing vehicle prior to her scheduled meeting with the undercover officer. During a subsequent traffic stop, two kilograms of fentanyl were found inside the vehicle in a bag at Garibay’s feet.

United States Attorney Rachael S. Rollins and Brian D. Boyle, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, New England Field Division made the announcement. Valuable assistance with the investigation was provided by the Boston Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Samuel R. Feldman of Rollins’ Narcotics & Money Laundering Unit prosecuted the case.

Updated October 18, 2022

Drug Trafficking