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Dominican man indicted on fentanyl trafficking charges in Massachusetts

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BOSTON – A Dominican national was indicted by a federal grand jury last week in connection with drug trafficking activities involving fentanyl.

Angel Aybar Carmona, 25, was indicted on one count of distribution of and possession with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl. Carmona was previously charged by criminal complaint and has been in custody since his arrest on Dec. 8, 2020.

As alleged in charging documents, Carmona provided a sample of fentanyl along with his phone number to an undercover law enforcement officer on Dec. 2, 2020. In subsequent text message conversations with Carmona, the undercover officer arranged to purchase 120 grams of fentanyl on Dec. 8, 2020 inside a store in Lawrence. After completing the sale, Carmona was arrested.

The charge of distribution and possession with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl carries a mandatory minimum sentence of five years and up to 40 years in prison, a 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.

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling and Brian D. Boyle, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, New England Field Division made the announcement today. Valuable assistance was provided by the Lawrence Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen Hassink of Lelling’s Narcotics and Money Laundering Unit is prosecuting the case

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