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Dominican National Indicted for Distributing Fentanyl

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

BOSTON – A Dominican national was indicted today in federal court in Boston for distribution of fentanyl. 

Santo Eulgio Baez-Calbojal, 47, was indicted on one count of distribution of and possession with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl. Baez-Calbojal was arrested and charged by complaint in October 2018 during a federal law enforcement sweep in and around the City of Lawrence. He has been in custody since.

On Aug. 24, 2017, Baez-Calbojal is alleged to have sold 50 grams of fentanyl to an undercover officer working in Haverhill.     

The charge of distribution of and possession with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl provides for a mandatory minimum sentence of five years and no greater than 40 years in prison, at least four years of supervised release, and a fine of up to $5 million. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

United States Attorney Andrew Lelling; Brian D. Boyle, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New England Division; and Haverhill Police Chief Alan DeNaro made the announcement. Assistance was provided by the Methuen Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Philip C. Cheng of Lelling’s Narcotics and Money Laundering Unit is prosecuting the case.

The details contained in the charging documents are allegations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Updated November 14, 2018

Drug Trafficking