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Drug Enforcement Administration

New England

Brian D. Boyle , Special Agent in Charge

June 21, 2019

Contact: SA Timothy Desmond

Phone Number: (617) 557-2100

Dominican national sentenced to 78 months in prison for distributing fentanyl and heroin

BOSTON – A Dominican national residing in Lawrence was sentenced in federal court in Boston for distributing a mixture of fentanyl and heroin. 


Jorge Aguasvivas, 39, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Indira Talwani to 78 months in prison and four years of supervised release. The defendant will be subject to deportation upon completion of his sentence. In March 2019, Aguasvivas pleaded guilty to one count of distribution of 40 grams or more of fentanyl and 100 grams or more of heroin.


On Aug. 2, 2018, during a joint federal and state law enforcement operation in Lawrence, Aguasvivas delivered 139 grams of a substance containing a mixture of fentanyl and heroin to an undercover agent. Agents arrested Aguasvivas immediately after the drug delivery. 


DEA New England Division Special Agent in Charge Brian D. Boyle, United States Attorney Andrew Lelling, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey and Colonel Kerry Gilpin, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police, made the announcement.

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