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Date: 05-19-2019

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United States of America v. Sergio Manuel Lara-Suarez, a/k/a Sergio Manuel Lara-Juarez

Case Number: 1:18-cr-10318-IT

Judge: Indira Talwani

Court: United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts (Suffolk County)

Plaintiff's Attorney: Craig Estes

Defendant's Attorney: James B. Krasnoo

Description:




Boston, MA - Dominican National Sentenced For Fentanyl Distribution

A Dominican national was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston for his role in a conspiracy to distribute fentanyl.

Sergio Manuel Lara-Suarez, a/k/a Sergio Manuel Lara-Juarez, 42, a Dominican national residing in Lawrence, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Indira Talwani to 57 months in prison and five years of supervised release. Lara-Suarez will be subject to deportation proceedings upon completion of his sentence. In February 2019, Lara-Suarez pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute 400 grams or more of fentanyl and multiple additional fentanyl distribution offenses, including distribution of more than 40 grams of fentanyl. Lara-Suarez has been in state custody since August 2018.

Between September 2017 and March 2018, Lara-Suarez and others conspired to distribute significant quantities of fentanyl or a mixture containing both fentanyl and heroin to undercover law enforcement officers. During that period, Lara-Suarez met with undercover agents on 11 separate occasions and sold them substances containing fentanyl that totaled over 430 grams.

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling; Joseph R. Bonavolonta, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Field Division; and Brian D. Boyle, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, New England Division, made the announcement.

Outcome: 21:846 - CONSPIRACY TO DISTRIBUTE AND TO POSSESS WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE 400 GRAMS OR MORE OF FENTANYL
(1s) Defendant is committed to the custody of the BOP to be imprisoned for a total term of 57 months on Counts to be served concurrently. Upon release from imprisonment, the defendant shall be placed on supervised release with standard and special conditions for a term of 5 years. No fine. No restitution. $800 total special assessment fee.
21:841(a)(1); 18:2 - DISTRIBUTION OF AND POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE FENTANYL AND HEROIN; AIDING AND ABETTING
(3s-4s) Defendant is committed to the custody of the BOP to be imprisoned for a total term of 57 months on Counts to be served concurrently. Upon release from imprisonment, the defendant shall be placed on supervised release with standard and special conditions for a term of 5 years. No fine. No restitution. $800 total special assessment fee.
21:841(a)(1) and (b)(1)(B)(vi)- DISTRIBUTION OF AND POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE HEROIN AND 40 GRAMS OR MORE OF FENTANYL
(5s) Defendant is committed to the custody of the BOP to be imprisoned for a total term of 57 months on Counts to be served concurrently. Upon release from imprisonment, the defendant shall be placed on supervised release with standard and special conditions for a term of 5 years. No fine. No restitution. $800 total special assessment fee.
21:841(a)(1) and (b)(1)(B)(vi)- DISTRIBUTION OF AND POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE 40 GRAMS OR MORE OF FENTANYL
(6s-9s) Defendant is committed to the custody of the BOP to be imprisoned for a total term of 57 months on Counts to be served concurrently. Upon release from imprisonment, the defendant shall be placed on supervised release with standard and special conditions for a term of 5 years. No fine. No restitution. $800 total special assessment fee.

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