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Dominican National Sentenced For Distributing Fentanyl and Heroin

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

BOSTON – A Dominican national residing in Lawrence was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston for distributing a mixture of fentanyl and heroin. 

Jorge Aguasvivas, 39, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Indira Talwani to 78 months in prison and four years of supervised release. The defendant will be subject to deportation upon completion of his sentence. In March 2019, Aguasvivas pleaded guilty to one count of distribution of 40 grams or more of fentanyl and 100 grams or more of heroin.

On Aug. 2, 2018, during a joint federal and state law enforcement operation in Lawrence, Aguasvivas delivered 139 grams of a substance containing a mixture of fentanyl and heroin to an undercover agent. Agents arrested Aguasvivas immediately after the drug delivery.  

United States Attorney Andrew Lelling; Brian D. Boyle, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, New England Division; Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey; and Colonel Kerry Gilpin, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police, made the announcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney Philip C. Cheng of Lelling’s Narcotics and Money Laundering Unit prosecuted the case.

Updated June 20, 2019

Drug Trafficking