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Friday, July 12, 2019

Methuen Man Arrested For Distributing Fentanyl

Defendant faces a five year mandatory minimum sentence

BOSTON – A Methuen man was arrested and charged in federal court in Boston for distributing fentanyl.

Alexsander Padro, 28, was charged with distributing more than 40 grams of fentanyl. Padro appeared in federal court in Boston yesterday and was detained pending a further hearing.

According to the charging documents, Padro sold more than 40 grams of fentanyl to a cooperating source at a restaurant in Methuen on July 10, 2019. It is also alleged that Padro sold more than 40 grams of fentanyl to an undercover officer in March 2019 and $1,000 worth of fentanyl to an undercover officer in April 2019.

Padro faces a mandatory minimum sentence of five years and up to 40 years in prison, a minimum of four years and up to a lifetime of supervised release and a fine of $5 million. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based on the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling and Brian D. Boyle, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, New England Field Division, made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Bill Abely, Deputy Chief of Lelling’s Major Crimes Unit, is prosecuting the case.

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

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Opioids
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Updated July 12, 2019