For Immediate Release
Thursday, May 10, 2018
, United States Attorney
Andrew E. Lelling
Contact: Christina DiIorio-Sterling
Canton Man Sentenced for Selling Cocaine
Field Division: Boston Field Division
BOSTON – A Canton man was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for selling cocaine.
Jerry Orozco, 44, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Rya W. Zobel to eight months in prison and six years of supervised release. In February 2018, Orozco pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine and distribution of cocaine.
On Feb. 16, 2017, Orozco was caught on video in a sting operation selling 5.8 grams of cocaine to a witness working with government agents. The witness paid Orozco $200 in exchange for the cocaine. The transaction occurred in a parking lot at the intersection of Columbia Road and Harvard Street in Boston.
United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling; Mickey D. Leadingham, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Boston Field Division; and Boston Police Commissioner William Evans made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Christine Wichers of Lelling’s Major Crimes Unit prosecuted the case.