A Boston man was indicted, in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts for:
- Possession with Intent to Distribute 400 Grams or More of Fentanyl, in violation of 21 U.S.C 841 (a)(1) and (b)(1)(A)
- Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance, in violation of 21 U.S.C. 846
A man was indicted in United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts with the following two drug felonies: (1) Possession with Intent to Distribute 400 Grams or More of Fentanyl, and (2) Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance. The charges stem from a long-term drug investigation, using confidential human sources of information, into fentanyl trafficking in Massachusetts. A confidential informant placed a drug order with a source of supply. He provided the source with a delivery address. Members of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and other law enforcement agents set up surveillance in this area. They observed a car pull up to a residential area and come to a stop. Agents then swarmed in, detained the driver, and searched his car, which yielded a black bag that contained four kilograms of Fentanyl. Based on this physical evidence, the man was arrested and indicted. He retained Massachusetts Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer, John L. Calcagni III, to defend him in this matter.
Case Result: Bail Granted.
Once before the Court, the government moved for pretrial detention. Attorney Calcagni opposed, citing the man’s lack of record, community and family ties to Massachusetts, employment record, knowledge that he was under investigation, and lack of flight between the time of drug seizure and formal arrest (more than 24 hours). Based on these arguments and more, the Court ordered the man’s pretrial release on an unsecured bond with various conditions.