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New York Woman Indicted for Trafficking Fentanyl

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

BOSTON – A New York woman was indicted yesterday in federal court in Boston in connection with trafficking over 400 grams of fentanyl.

Shanese DeJesus, 25, was indicted on one count of distribution and possession with intent to distribute 400 grams or more fentanyl. 

According to the charging document, on or about Oct. 20, 2021, DeJesus distributed fentanyl in Andover.

The charge of distribution and possession with intent to distribute 400 grams or more of fentanyl provides for a sentence of at least 10 years and up to life in prison, at least five years and up to a lifetime of supervised release and a fine up to $10 million. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

Acting United States Attorney Nathaniel R. Mendell; Brian D. Boyle, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, New England Field Division; Colonel Christopher Mason, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police; and Colonel Nathan Noyes, Director of the New Hampshire State Police made the announcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney John T. Mulcahy of Mendell’s Narcotics & Money Laundering Unit is prosecuting the case.

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

Updated January 6, 2022

Drug Trafficking