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Methuen Man Pleads Guilty to Distributing Fentanyl

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts
Defendant faces a five year mandatory minimum sentence

BOSTON – A Methuen man pleaded guilty today in federal court in Boston to distributing fentanyl.

Alexsander Padro, 28, pleaded guilty to distributing more than 40 grams of fentanyl before U.S. District Court Chief Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV, who scheduled sentencing for Jan. 8, 2021. In July 2019, Padro was arrested and charged.

Padro sold more than 40 grams of fentanyl to a cooperating source at a restaurant in Methuen on July 10, 2019. Padro also 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.

Updated September 10, 2020

Drug Trafficking