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New York Man Sentenced for Fentanyl Distribution

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

BOSTON – A Bronx, N.Y. man was sentenced on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021 in federal court in Boston for fentanyl distribution.

Carlos Nunez, 49, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Indira Talwani to three years in prison and three years of supervised release. On July 22, 2021, Nunez pleaded guilty one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 400 grams or more of fentanyl and two counts of distribution of and possession with intent to distribute 400 grams or more of fentanyl.

Over the course of approximately six months in 2019, Nunez and co-conspirator Yamel Cuevas Gonzalez conspired to distribute more than 400 grams of fentanyl to an individual in Massachusetts. Specifically, on two occasions in July and August of 2019, Nunez distributed more than 400 grams of fentanyl to the buyer. Nunez and Gonzalez were arrested after driving from New York to Walpole to distribute fentanyl in August 2019.

On May 3, 2021, Gonzalez was sentenced by Judge Talwani to 10 years in prison and five years of supervised release. Upon completion of his sentence, Gonzalez will face deportation to the Dominican Republic.

Acting United States Attorney Nathaniel R. Mendell and Matthew B. Millhollin, Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations in Boston made the announcement. Valuable assistance was provided by the Walpole and Dedham Police Departments. Assistant U.S. Attorney Nadine Pellegrini of Mendell’s Narcotics and Money Laundering Unit prosecuted the case.

Updated December 10, 2021

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