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Dominican National Sentenced for Fentanyl and Aggravated Identity Theft Charges

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

BOSTON – A Dominican national previously residing in Worcester was sentenced today in connection with fentanyl and heroin distribution and aggravated identity theft charges.

Jonathan Francisco Bobadilla-Rosa, 31, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Timothy S. Hillman to 28 months in prison and one year of supervised release. In November 2019, Bobadilla-Rosa pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin and 40 grams or more of fentanyl; false representation of a social security number; and aggravated identity theft.   

Bobadilla-Rosa is illegally in the United States. In December 2018, he was arrested carrying a backpack containing more than 100 grams of heroin and more than 40 grams of fentanyl. When he was arrested, he identified himself by a different name and claimed to be from Puerto Rico. Further investigation revealed that Bobadilla-Rosa stole the identity of a Puerto Rican resident, used that identity to obtain a Massachusetts identification card, and that Bobadilla-Rosa was actually from the Dominican Republic.  

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling; Brian D. Boyle, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, New England Field Division; and William B. Gannon, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security, Boston Field Office made the announcement today. The Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office and the Massachusetts State Police provided assistance with the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Bill Abely and John Mulcahy of Lelling’s Criminal Division prosecuted the case.

Updated May 4, 2020

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