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Two Men Indicted for Fentanyl Distribution

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts
Defendants face ten year mandatory minimum sentence

BOSTON – Two New York men were indicted yesterday by a federal grand jury in Boston with fentanyl distribution charges. 

Yamel Cuevas Gonzalez, 33, and Carlos Nunez, 47, were indicted on one count each of conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute fentanyl and multiple counts of distribution and possession of fentanyl. Gonzalez and Nunez were charged by criminal complaint and arrested on Aug. 5, 2019. Gonzalez is currently in custody and Nunez was released on conditions.  

According to the charging documents, Gonzalez and Nunez conspired to distribute more than 400 grams of fentanyl between May and August of 2019. It is also alleged that Gonzalez distributed more than 400 grams of fentanyl on three separate occasions in May, June and August of 2019. Nunez is also charged with distributing more than 400 grams of fentanyl on two occasions in July and August of 2019. The government is also seeking forfeiture of $97,000 as well as a 2010 Honda Accord. 

Both men face mandatory minimum sentences of 10 years and up to life in prison, a minimum of five years and up to a lifetime of supervised release, and a fine of $10 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 Jason J. Molina, Acting Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations, made the announcement today. Valuable assistance was provided by the Dedham Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Nadine Pellegrini of Lelling’s Narcotics and Money Laundering Unit is prosecuting the case.

The details contained in the charging documents are allegations. The defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.


Updated September 26, 2019

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