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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Massachusetts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 13, 2019

Dominican National Indicted On Fentanyl, Heroin, Identity Theft Charges

BOSTON – A Dominican national was indicted today in federal court in Worcester on drug and identity theft charges.

Jonathan Francisco Bobadilla Rosa, 30, a Dominican national residing in Worcester, was indicted on possession with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin and 40 grams or more of fentanyl, false representation of a Social Security number and aggravated identity theft.

According to court documents, on Dec. 14, 2018, law enforcement seized approximately 138 grams of a substance containing both heroin and fentanyl from a backpack carried by Bobadilla Rosa. In addition, on Feb. 14, 2018, Bobadilla Rosa falsely represented that the Social Security number of another person belonged to him in an application for a Massachusetts identification card from the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles.

The charge of possession with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin and 40 grams or more of fentanyl carries a mandatory minimum sentence of five years and up to 40 years in prison, a minimum of four years and up to a lifetime of supervised release, and a fine of $5 million. The charge of false representation of a Social Security number carries a sentence of no greater than five years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a fine of $250,000. The charge of aggravated identity theft carries a mandatory sentence of two years in prison, to be served consecutive to any other sentence imposed, three years of supervised release, and a fine of $250,000. Bobadilla Rosa will be subject to deportation proceedings. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based on the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling and William B. Gannon, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Department of State, Diplomatic Security Service, Boston Field Office, made the announcement today. Valuable assistance was provided by the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office and the Massachusetts State Police. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Bill Abely and John Mulcahy of Lelling’s Criminal Division are 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.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Opioids
Identity Theft
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Updated June 13, 2019