Rhode Island man sentenced to five years in prison for fentanyl distribution
BOSTON – A Rhode Island man was sentenced in federal court in Boston in connection with his fentanyl and fentanyl analogue distribution activities in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
Moises Rodrigues, 32, of Johnston, R.I., was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Allison D. Burroughs to 60 months in prison and four years of supervised release. In October 2020, Rodrigues pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl, 10 grams or more of acetyl fentanyl and carfentanil and three counts of distribution of fentanyl and/or acetyl fentanyl.
Rodrigues sold fentanyl and fentanyl analogues on five separate occasions and had a “runner”—co-defendant Robert Soucy—deliver the drugs for him on one occasion. In May 2020, Soucy was sentenced by Judge Burroughs to 16 months in prison.
DEA New England Division Special Agent in Charge Brian D. Boyle and United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling made the announcement.