Four men pleaded guilty in federal court in Boston to distribution opioid narcotics including of heroin, fentanyl, and oxycodone across Florida and Massachusetts.
George Noukas, Moses Rodriguez, Craig Drummond, and Juan Reyes, were arrested in March 2017 for their roles in a widespread conspiracy involving to distribution opioid narcotics and money laundering crimes in Florida and Massachusetts. Their arrests were the result of a three-year federal investigation into opioid-trafficking in New England. The Boston Globe reported.
According to charging documents, from 2014, Rodriguez and Noukas distributed sizeable quantities of fentanyl and heroin in the Boston area, and Drummond and Reyes transported sizeable quantities of oxycodone from Miami, Florida, to Massachusetts, where it, too, was distributed in the Boston area. Proceeds from the illicit oxycodone sales were then transported back to Florida and laundered in various ways.
The charges of conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute 100 gram or more of heroin provide for a minimum sentence 5 years and up to 40 years in federal prison, a lifetime of supervised release, and a fine of $5 million.
The charges of conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute oxycodone provide for a sentence of no greater than 20 years in federal prison, a lifetime of supervised release, a fine of up to $1 million, and forfeiture.
The charge of conspiracy to launder monetary instruments provides for a sentence of no greater than 20 years in federal prison, up to 5 years of supervised release, a fine of up to $500,000, or twice the value of the property laundered, and forfeiture.