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District of Massachusetts

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Dominican National Sentenced for Narcotics Trafficking

BOSTON – A Dominican national was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston for trafficking heroin, fentanyl and cocaine.

Luis Jose Mejia Arias, 24, was sentenced by U.S. Senior District Court Judge Mark L. Wolf to 16 months in prison and three years of supervised release. Mejia Arias will be subject to deportation upon completion of his sentence. In August 2017, Mejia Arias pleaded guilty to eight counts of possession with intent to distribute heroin, cocaine and fentanyl.

On eight occasions between September 2015 and May 2016, Mejia Arias distributed heroin, cocaine and/or fentanyl to an undercover officer in Waltham.

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling 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 Lelling’s Narcotics and Money Laundering Unit prosecuted the case.



Drug Trafficking
Updated February 8, 2018