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BOSTON – A Worcester man was indicted by a federal grand jury in Worcester today for distributing cocaine.
Julio Rivera, 45, was charged with one count of 500 grams or more of cocaine. According to court documents, on Nov. 1, 2018, Rivera distributed 900 grams of cocaine to another man at a self-storage facility in Worcester.
Rivera faces a sentence of up to 40 years in prison, a minimum of four years and up to a lifetime of supervised release and a fine of $5 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 Brian D. Boyle, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, New England Division, made the announcement today. Valuable assistance was provided by the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office and the Massachusetts State Police. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Bill Abely and John Mulcahy of Lelling’s Criminal Division are prosecuting the case.
The details in the charging document are allegations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.