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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. 

Hector Torres, 32, was indicted on one count of conspiring to possess with the intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine and one count of possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine. Torres will appear for arraignment in Worcester at a later date.

In or about June 2022, Torres allegedly conspired with others to possess and distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine. 

The charge of conspiring to distribute 500 or more grams of cocaine provides for a mandatory minimum sentence of five years and up to 40 years in prison, at least four years of supervised release and a fine of up to $5 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 Joshua S. Levy; Michael J. Krol, Special Agent in Charge for Homeland Security Investigations in New England; John E. Mawn, Jr., Interim Colonel of the Massachusetts State Police; and Acting Chief Paul Saucier of the Worcester Police Department made the announcement today. Valuable assistance was provided by the Drug Enforcement Administration, New England Field Division. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kaitlin Brown of the 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 November 9, 2023

Drug Trafficking