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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Massachusetts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Revere Man Charged with Distributing Fentanyl

BOSTON – A Revere man was charged today in federal court in Boston with distributing 40 grams or more of fentanyl.

Jassiel Ramirez, 24, was indicted on three counts of possession with intent to distribute and distribution of 40 grams or more of fentanyl. Ramirez was arrested in October and charged by criminal complaint; he has been in custody since his arrest on Oct. 11, 2018. 

It is alleged that from at least Sept. 13, 2018, through Oct. 11, 2018, Ramirez distributed fentanyl in Salem. 

The charge of distribution of 40 grams or more of fentanyl carries a minimum mandatory sentence of five years and up to 40 years in prison, at least four years of supervised release, and a fine of up to $5 million. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

United States Attorney Andrew Lelling and Brian D. Boyle, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, New England Division, made the announcement. Assistance was provided by the Salem Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Alathea E. Porter of Lelling’s Narcotics and Money Laundering Unit is prosecuting the case.

The details contained in the charging documents 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 December 19, 2018