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Four Individuals Indicted for Fentanyl Trafficking Conspiracy

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

BOSTON – Four individuals were indicted yesterday by a federal grand jury in Boston for their roles in a wide-ranging fentanyl trafficking conspiracy.

Angel Morales, 51, of Roslindale; Quenty Ogando, 44, of Dorchester; Erika Prado, 31, of Hyde Park; and Rahelin Reynoso, 33, of Dorchester, were indicted on one count of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute 400 grams or more of fentanyl.  Morales was also charged with one count of distribution and possession with intent to distribute 400 grams or more of fentanyl.

According to the indictment, between September 2022 and November 2022, Morales, Ogando, Prado and Reynoso conspired to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute 400 grams or more of fentanyl. As part of the fentanyl distribution conspiracy, Morales allegedly used various post offices and FedEx facilities in Boston, Randolph, Holbrook, Quincy, Mattapan, Braintree, Milton and elsewhere to mail over 150 packages containing suspected fentanyl. On one occasion, on Sept. 23, 2022, it is alleged that Morales mailed over 850 grams of counterfeit pills containing fentanyl from a FedEx location in Randolph. On Nov. 22, 2022, during a search of an apartment in Mattapan allegedly being used as stash location by the defendants, over 22 kilograms of pills containing fentanyl, over 22 kilograms of loose powder containing fentanyl, three industrial grade pill presses, as well as numerous sealed envelopes containing various amounts of pills were recovered.

The charges of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute 400 grams or more of fentanyl, as well as distribution and possession with intent to distribute 400 grams or more of fentanyl, provide for a sentence of up to life, with a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison, at least five years of supervised release and a fine of up to $10 million. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and statutes which govern the determination of a sentence in a criminal case.

United States Attorney Rachael S. Rollins; Matthew B. Millhollin, Special Agent in Charge for Homeland Security Investigations in New England; and Ketty Larco-Ward, Inspector in Charge of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service’s Boston Division made the announcement today. The Boston Police Department, U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Massachusetts State Police and United States Customs and Border Protection provided valuable assistance. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Zacks of Rollins’ Narcotics & Money Laundering Unit is prosecuting the case.  

The details contained in the criminal complaint and indictment are allegations. The defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Updated December 9, 2022

Topics
Drug Trafficking