For Immediate Release
Boston Man Charged with Drug Trafficking
BOSTON – A Boston man was charged today in federal court in Boston with drug distribution.
Robert Santos, 24, was indicted on one count of possessing with intent to distribute crack cocaine.
The charge of possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine provides for a sentence of no greater than 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release and a fine of up to $1 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 Lelling and Kelly Brady, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, Boston Field Division, made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Chris Looney of Lelling’s Criminal Division is prosecuting the case.
The details contained in the indictment are allegations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.