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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, November 19, 2020

Dominican National Sentenced for Distributing Fentanyl

BOSTON – A Dominican national was sentenced today for distributing fentanyl.

Jose Guerrero-Soto, 26, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge William G. Young to two years in prison and two years of supervised release. In July 2020, Guerrero-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. Guerrero-Soto was initially charged by criminal complaint and has been in custody since Sept. 12, 2019.

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

United States Attorney Andrew 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. Assistant U.S. Attorney James R. Drabick of Lelling’s Criminal Division prosecuted the case.

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated November 19, 2020