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Dorchester Man Charged With Distribution of Heroin

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

BOSTON – A Dorchester man was charged on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, in federal court in Boston with distributing heroin. 

John Doe, a/k/a “Manny,” whose true identity is unknown, was indicted by a federal grand jury for distribution of heroin. Doe was arrested on March 1, 2019, and charged by criminal complaint. He has been in custody since his arrest on March 1, 2019.

According to court documents, in September 2018, federal agents began investigating Doe for drug trafficking violations. On four separate occasions between Sept. 26, 2018, and Nov. 28, 2018, law enforcement conducted undercover controlled purchases of heroin from Doe.

The charge of distribution of heroin carries a sentence of no greater than 20 years in prison, at least three years of supervised release, and a fine of $1 million. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

United States Attorney Andrew Lelling and Brian D. Boyle, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, New England Division, made the announcement. Assistance was provided by the Massachusetts State Police and the Attleboro, Norton, and Mansfield Police Departments. Assistant U.S. Attorney Alathea E. Porter of Lelling’s Narcotics and Money Laundering Unit is prosecuting the case.

The details contained in the charging documents are allegations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Updated March 29, 2019

Drug Trafficking