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Mattapan Man Sentenced for Distributing Cocaine

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

BOSTON – A Mattapan man was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for distributing cocaine and conspiring with others to distribute cocaine.


Francisco Torres, 37, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Indira Talwani to six months in prison and five years of supervised release. In August 2017, Torres agreed to plead guilty to two counts of distributing cocaine and one count of conspiring with others to distribute cocaine.


On Feb. 16, 2017, Torres was arrested in the South End neighborhood of Boston following a sting operation in which he was caught exchanging 850 grams of cocaine for more than $33,000 in cash concealed in a paper bag. Immediately after the exchange, officers approached Torres, who threw the bag of cash over a fence. Officers arrested Torres and recovered the money.


Acting United States Attorney William D. Weinreb; Michael Shea, Acting Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations in New England; Colonel Christopher Wagner, Director of the New Hampshire State Police; and Boston Police Commissioner William Evans made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Christine Wichers of Weinreb’s Major Crimes Unit prosecuted the case.

Updated November 15, 2017

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