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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Massachusetts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Lawrence Man Charged with Conspiracy to Import Methylone (“Molly”)

BOSTON – A Lawrence man was arraigned yesterday on one count of conspiring to import controlled substances from China, including Methylone and a-PvP.

In August 2013, Stanislav Nestorov, 24, allegedly conspired with others to import controlled substances from China, including Methylone and a-PvP.  Methylone, also known as “Molly,” and a-PvP, are synthetic drugs, meaning they are created in a laboratory.  A-PvP is a controlled substance analog that is substantially similar in make-up and effect on the central nervous system to other Schedule I drugs and, like Molly, is highly dangerous to those who consume it.

The charging statute provides a sentence of no greater than 20 years in prison, a lifetime of supervised release, and a fine of $1 million.  Actual sentences for federal crimes are typically less than the maximum penalties.  Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz and Bruce M. Foucart, Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations in Boston, made the announcement.  The case is being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Susan Winkler of Ortiz’s Drug Task Force Unit.

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

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Updated April 1, 2015