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Dominican National Sentenced for Distributing Heroin

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 heroin.

Luis Humberto Arias Lara, 41, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Allison D. Burroughs to five months in prison, three years of supervised release, and will face deportation proceedings upon completion of his sentence. In July 2017, Arias Lara pleaded guilty to two counts of possession with intent to distribute and distribution of heroin.

On two occasions in September 2016 and January 2017, Arias Lara distributed heroin to an undercover officer in Waltham.

United States Attorney William D. Weinreb and Michael J. Ferguson, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, New England Field Division, made the announcement. Valuable assistance was provided by the Suburban Middlesex County Drug Task Force. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Miranda Hooker and Susan Winkler of Weinreb’s Narcotics and Money Laundering Unit prosecuted the case.

Updated August 17, 2017

Drug Trafficking