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Dominican Man Previously Convicted in Fentanyl Conspiracy Sentenced for Illegal Reentry

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

BOSTON – A Dominican man was sentenced on May 31, 2023 in federal court in Boston for illegally reentering the United States after deportation.

Milton Jose Arias, 32, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Allison D. Burroughs to 21 months incarceration. Arias will be subject to deportation proceedings upon completion of his sentence. On Jan. 10, 2023, Arias pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful reentry.

Arias is a citizen of the Dominican Republic who illegally entered the United States at an unknown time and location without inspection. In July 2019, Arias was convicted in federal court in Boston of fentanyl distribution and fentanyl distribution conspiracy and, in March 2020, was removed from the United States.

In January 2022, Arias was found to have unlawfully reentered the United States without the appropriate permission sometime after his removal.
Acting United States Attorney Joshua S. Levy; Michael J. Krol, Acting Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations in New England; and Lawrence Police Chief Roy P. Vasque made the announcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney Suzanne Sullivan Jacobus of Levy’s Major Crimes Unit prosecuted the case. 

Updated June 5, 2023