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Dominican National Sentenced for Distributing Fentanyl

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

BOSTON – A Dominican national was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for distributing fentanyl.

Yokasta Aybar-Soto, 27, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge William G. Young to 13 months in prison and one year of supervised release. Aybar-Soto will face deportation proceedings upon completion of his sentence. In June 2020, Aybar-Soto pleaded guilty to one count of distribution of and possession with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl and one count of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute 40 grams of more of fentanyl. Aybar-Soto was initially charged by criminal complaint and has been in custody since September 12, 2019.

With a companion, Aybar-Soto sold over 40 grams of fentanyl to an undercover officer in Lawrence on Sept. 12, 2019.

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling; Joseph R. Bonavolonta, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Field Office; Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey; and Colonel Christopher Mason, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney James R. Drabick of Lelling’s Criminal Division is prosecuting the case.

Updated September 3, 2020

Drug Trafficking