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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Wilmington Man Pleads Guilty to Dealing Fentanyl

Defendant faces 10-year mandatory minimum

BOSTON – A Wilmington man pleaded guilty today in federal court in Boston to dealing fentanyl.

Bryan Moran, 35, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl. U.S. District Court Judge Indira Talwani scheduled sentencing for Aug. 3, 2018.

In June 2016, Moran was arrested and charged after investigators seized approximately 80 grams of fentanyl from a storage unit in North Reading. In October 2017, a superseding indictment added a five-year mandatory minimum sentence against Moran; however, due to a 2003 conviction in federal court for heroin conspiracy, Moran faces a 10-year mandatory minimum.

Moran faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years and up to life in prison, at least eight years and up to a lifetime of supervised release, a fine of up to $8 million, and forfeiture. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors. 

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling; Albert Angelucci, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, New England Division; Wilmington Police Chief Michael Begonis; and North Reading Police Chief Michael Murphy made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Katherine Ferguson of Lelling’s Narcotics and Money Laundering Unit is prosecuting the case.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Opioids
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Updated May 9, 2018