Convicted Felon Sentenced for Possession with Intent to Distribute Kilogram of Cocaine
BOSTON – A Clinton man previously convicted in federal court of cocaine conspiracy was sentenced yesterday for cocaine offenses.
Emmanuelli Rojas-Moraza, 40, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Timothy S. Hillman to 87 months in prison and four years of supervised release. On May 26, 2021, Rojas-Moraza pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine and one count of use of a communications facility in connection with a narcotics offense.
In January 2020, agents seized approximately one kilogram of cocaine inside a package sent from Puerto Rico and addressed to Rojas-Moraza’s residence in Clinton. After picking up the package from the local post office, Rojas-Moraza was arrested and taken into federal custody. During a search of Rojas-Moraza’s residence following his arrest, agents recovered drug packaging tools and materials. In addition, in April 2019, agents seized another package addressed to the Rojas-Moraza that contained approximately one kilogram of cocaine.
Acting United States Attorney Nathaniel R. Mendell; Joshua McCallister, Acting Inspector in Charge of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service; Brian D. Boyle, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, New England Division; Joseph R. Bonavolonta, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Division; and Clinton Police Chief Bryan W. Coyne made the announcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney John T. Mulcahy of Mendell’s Narcotics and Money Laundering Unit prosecuted the case.