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District of Massachusetts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 14, 2019

Worcester Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Distributing Methamphetamine

BOSTON – A Worcester man was sentenced today in federal court in Worcester on federal methamphetamine charges.

Adam Germano, 37, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Timothy S. Hillman to 15 years in prison, five years of supervised release, and ordered to pay forfeiture of $73,343. On Oct. 5, 2018, Germano pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute and to distributing methamphetamine. Germano has been in custody since his arrest in March 2017.

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.

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 Merrimack and Concord (N.H.) Police Departments. Assistant U.S. Attorney Bill Abely of Lelling’s Criminal Division prosecuted the case.

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated February 14, 2019