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New Jersey Man Sentenced to Nine Years in Prison for Attempted Possession of Nearly Two Kilograms of Fentanyl

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

BOSTON – A New Jersey man was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston in connection with attempting to retrieve narcotics from two Stoughton storage units.

Carlos Miguel Concepcion-Guilam, 30, was sentenced by U.S. Senior District Court Judge William G. Young to nine years in prison and three years of supervised release. On June 4, 2021, Concepcion-Guilam was convicted by a federal jury of attempted possession with intent to distribute 400 grams or more of fentanyl. 

On June 19, 2019, staff at a storage facility in Stoughton opened a storage unit to auction its contents and found drug paraphernalia inside. A search of that unit and a second related storage unit by law enforcement resulted in the recovery of nearly two kilograms of fentanyl and fentanyl analogue, nearly a kilogram of cocaine and drug distribution paraphernalia including cutting agents, blenders and packaging materials. Agents subsequently began surveilling the units to identity the owner of the drugs.

On June 20, 2019, Concepcion-Guilam arrived at the storage facility and opened the unit that previously contained nearly three kilograms of narcotics. Upon seeing that the drugs had been seized, Concepcion-Guilam sprinted away from the storage facility and attempted to flee in his vehicle. Concepcion-Guilam deliberately crashed his vehicle into a marked police cruiser before he was arrested. At the time of his arrest, Concepcion-Guilam was found in possession of additional fentanyl in his pocket.

Acting United States Attorney Nathaniel R. Mendell; Brian D. Boyle, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, New England Division; and Stoughton Police Chief Donna McNamara made the announcement. Special assistance was provided by the Massachusetts State Police. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Stephen Hassink, Lauren Graber and Benjamin Tolkoff of Mendell’s Narcotics and Money Laundering Unit prosecuted the case.

Updated October 28, 2021

Drug Trafficking