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Worcester Man Indicted for Role in Drug Distribution Conspiracy

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

BOSTON – A Worcester man was indicted today by a federal grand jury in connection with his alleged role in a cocaine distribution conspiracy. 

Luis Torres, 45, was indicted on one count of conspiring to possess with the intent to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine and one count of use of a communication facility to facilitate a drug felony. Torres was initially arrested and charged on June 21, 2022 and has remained in custody since. He will appear in federal court in Boston at a later date. 

In or about June 2022, Torres allegedly conspired with others to possess and distribute more than 5 kilograms of cocaine. According to the charging documents, Torres was previously convicted of drug trafficking and served more than a year in state prison.

The charge of conspiring to distribute five or more kilograms of cocaine provides for a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years and up to life in prison, at least five years of supervised release and a fine of up to $10 million. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors. 

United States Attorney Rachael S. Rollins; Matthew Millhollin, Special Agent in Charge for Homeland Security Investigations in New England; Brian D. Boyle, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, New England Field Division; and Colonel Christopher Mason, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kaitlin Brown of Rollins’ Worcester Branch Office is prosecuting the case.

The details contained in the court documents are allegations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Updated December 8, 2022