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Friday, October 5, 2018

Worcester Man Pleads Guilty to Methamphetamine Charges

BOSTON – A Worcester man pleaded guilty today in federal court in Worcester for his role in a methamphetamine conspiracy.

Adam Germano, 37, pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute and to distributing methamphetamine from Las Vegas to Worcester. U.S. District Court Judge Timothy S. Hillman scheduled sentencing for Jan. 4, 2019. Germano was arrested in March 2017, and has been in custody since that time. 

Germano admitted to shipping large quantities of methamphetamine into Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Florida, and to distributing methamphetamine to dealers and others in Massachusetts and New Hampshire in exchange for cash. In January 2017, Germano arranged for a package to be shipped via U.S. mail from Las Vegas to Worcester. The package was intercepted and found to contain more than two kilograms of approximately 97% pure methamphetamine. In March 2017, during a traffic stop in Concord, N.H., police located methamphetamine and a handgun hidden in the engine of the car that Germano was driving.

Germano faces a sentence of between 10 years and 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.         

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling; Brian D. Boyle, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, New England Field Division; and Joseph W. Cronin, Inspector in Charge of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service,  made the announcement today.  Valuable assistance was provided by the Police Departments in Merrimack and Concord, N.H.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Bill Abely of Lelling’s Worcester Branch Office is prosecuting the case.

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated October 5, 2018