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Worcester Man Indicted for Distributing Methamphetamine

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

BOSTON – A Worcester man was charged today in federal court in Worcester with distributing methamphetamine.


Adam Germano, 36, was indicted on one count of distributing methamphetamine and one count of conspiracy to distribute or possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Germano was arrested and charged by criminal complaint in March 2017, and has been in custody since then.


According to court documents, in January 2017, a U.S. Postal Inspector intercepted a package containing approximately five pounds of methamphetamine that was shipped from Las Vegas to Worcester. Fingerprint analysis revealed Germano’s fingerprints on the internal packaging within the shipment. Correspondence obtained by law enforcement showed that after the drugs were seized, Germano suspected that someone had stolen his package.  In an online message, Germano speculated that he had been robbed of 108,000 – presumably, a reference to $108,000 worth of lost methamphetamine.


Court documents also allege that after the package was intercepted, Germano sought to obtain another source of supply for methamphetamine.  In addition, on March 23, 2017, law enforcement officers in Concord, N.H., stopped a vehicle Germano was driving and recovered methamphetamine and a handgun hidden near the engine of the vehicle.


The charges provide for a mandatory minimum sentence 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 upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors. 


Acting United States Attorney William D. Weinreb; Michael J. Ferguson, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, New England Field Division; and Shelly Binkowski, Inspector in Charge of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, made the announcement today.  The Merrimack and Concord, N.H., police departments provided valuable assistance with the investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney William F. Abely of Weinreb’s Worcester Branch Office 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.

Updated October 5, 2017

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