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California man pleads guilty to sending more than one kilogram of meth to Massachusetts



BOSTON – A California man has pleaded guilty in federal court in Boston to sending more than one kilogram of methamphetamine to an undercover federal agent in Massachusetts.

According to the Massachusetts Department of Justice, 36-year-old Hagen Dunphy, a/k/a “Molly Ruin” and “~Haley,” of Los Angeles, pleaded guilty to two counts of distribution of and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. U.S. District Court Judge Patti B. Saris scheduled sentencing for Jan. 11, 2024. Dunphy was indicted on Dec. 8, 2021, and was arrested in Los Angeles on Feb. 18, 2022.

In March 2020 and again in October 2020, Dunphy agreed to send packages containing methamphetamine to an undercover agent. One of the packages was found to contain approximately 698.3 grams of 98% pure d-methamphetamine hydrochloride (also known as “ice”). The second package contained approximately 294.69 grams of 75% pure d-methamphetamine hydrochloride in one bag and approximately 204.41 grams of 97% pure d-methamphetamine hydrochloride inside a second bag.

The charges of distribution of and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine each provide for a sentence of up to 20 years in prison, at least three years and up to a lifetime of supervised release and a fine of $1 million. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and statutes which govern the determination of a sentence in a criminal case.

Acting United States Attorney Joshua S. Levy; Ketty Larco-Ward, Inspector in Charge, United States Postal Inspection Service, Boston Division; and Brian D. Boyle, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, New England Division made the announcement. Special assistance in the investigation was provided by Los Angeles’ Divisions of the United States Postal Inspection Service. Assistant U.S. Attorney James E. Arnold of the Narcotics & Money Laundering Unit is prosecuting the case.

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