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Case Number: 1:19-cr-10051-MLW
Judge: Mark L. Wolf
Court: United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts (Suffolk County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States District Attorney�s Office, Boston, Massachusetts
Description: Boston, MA Criminal Defense, Felony, Drug Possession, Felony Firearms Possession, Lawyer
The United States of America charged Caonabo Cruz, age 54, with possession of approximately one kilogram of fentanyl and illegal possession of a firearm.
On Aug. 14, 2018, federal agents conducted an investigation that concluded in the search of Cruz�s apartment and his arrest in Lawrence. In his apartment, agents found a drug processing room hidden behind a kitchen cabinet, which was only accessible using a remote control. In the hidden room agents seized approximately one kilogram of fentanyl and heroin, drug processing tools and materials and a .22 caliber rifle.
United States Attorney Andrew Lelling and Brian D. Boyle, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, New England Field Division made the announcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney Philip C. Cheng of Lelling�s Narcotics and Money Laundering Unit prosecuted the case.
21:841(a)(1) and (b)(1)(A)(vi)-POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE 400 GRAMS OR MORE OF FENTANYL
18:922(g)(1)- FELON IN POSSESSION OF FIREARM
Outcome: Defendant was sentenced to 108 months in prison, 60 months of Supervised Release, $30,000.00 fine, and $200.00 special assessment.