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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Massachusetts

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Andrew E. Lelling
, United States Attorney
Contact: Christina DiIorio-Sterling

Boston Man Sentenced for Drug Trafficking

BOSTON – A Boston man was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for cocaine trafficking.

Robert Santos, 26, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton to one year in prison and three years of supervised release. In April 2019, Santos pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine.

Santos was arrested on Sept. 7, 2018 after police officers observed a silver Hyundai Tucson making an illegal turn. Officers attempted to conduct a routine traffic stop, but Santos, who was driving the car, fled—first in his vehicle, leading police on a car pursuit through South Boston and subsequently on foot into Moakley Park. Santos was apprehended and found in possession of several plastic baggies containing cocaine and crack cocaine weighing a total of 27 grams.

Santos was sentenced after completing the RISE program.

United States Attorney Andrew E. 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 prosecuted the case.


Boston Field Division