Providence Man Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison For Fentanyl And Heroin Trafficking
BOSTON – A Providence man was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Worcester in connection with drug trafficking activities involving fentanyl and heroin.
Darwin J. Gonzalez Reyes a/k/a “España,” 36, was sentenced today by U.S. District Court Judge Timothy S. Hillman to 10 years in prison and five years of supervised release. On Sept. 29, 2021, Gonzalez Reyes pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute 400 grams or more of fentanyl and 100 grams or more of heroin, one count of distribution of and possession with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl and 100 grams or more of heroin and one count of distribution of and possession with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl and heroin.
In June 2019, Gonzalez Reyes coordinated the delivery of 200 grams of fentanyl to an individual and, in August 2019, coordinated the delivery of another 300 grams of fentanyl and 40 grams of heroin to the same individual. Gonzalez Reyes directed another individual to make both deliveries on his behalf.
“Fentanyl is causing deaths in record numbers and DEA’s top priority is to aggressively pursue anyone who distributes this poison,” said DEA Special Agent in Charge Brian D. Boyle. “This sentence not only holds Mr. Gonzalez Reyes accountable for his crimes but serves as a warning to those traffickers who are fueling the opioid epidemic.”
United States Attorney Rachael S. Rollins; Brian D. Boyle, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, New England Division; and Joseph R. Bonavolonta, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Division made the announcement. Valuable assistance was provided by the Worcester Police Department, Massachusetts State Police, U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the Providence Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kristen M. Noto of Rollins’ Worcester Branch Office prosecuted the case.