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Dominican National Sentenced to 46 Months in Prison for Illegal Reentry

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts
Defendant has prior heroin, fentanyl, and cocaine convictions

BOSTON – A Dominican national was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Worcester for illegally reentering the United States after deportation.

Wellington Eustate, 35, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Timothy S. Hillman to 46 months in prison. Eustate will be subject to deportation proceedings upon completion of his sentence. In November 2017, Eustate pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful reentry of a deported alien.

In 2007, Eustate was convicted in federal court in Camden, N.J., of conspiring to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine and received a sentence of 30 months in prison.

 Upon his release from prison, Eustate was deported to the Dominican Republic. Eustate then illegally reentered the United States and, in 2012, was apprehended in New York, convicted and sent to prison.

Upon his release from prison in New York, Eustate was again deported, and again, he illegally reentered the United States. In October 2016, Eustate was arrested and charged in Worcester Superior Court with trafficking in 9,200 grams or more of heroin, trafficking in fentanyl (more than 10 grams), conspiracy to violate drug laws, and furnishing the police with a false name. Eustate was released from state custody on $75,000 cash bail, and then taken into custody by Immigration and Customs Enforcement and charged in federal court in Worcester with illegal reentry after deportation. Eustate’s state case is currently pending.

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling and Michael Shea, Acting Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations in Boston, made the announcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney David G. Tobin of Lelling’s Major Crimes Unit prosecuted the case.

Updated March 28, 2018