Worcester Man Sentenced in Heroin and Fentanyl Trafficking Conspiracy
BOSTON – A Worcester man was sentenced today for his role in a drug trafficking conspiracy involving fentanyl and heroin.
Jector Torres, 33, was sentenced by U.S. Senior District Court Judge Timothy S. Hillman to 63 months in prison and three years of supervised release. On June 7, 2022, Torres pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute fentanyl and heroin. Torres was charged in October 2019 along with co-conspirators John Robles, Cintia Franco and Amauris Antonio Rosario Garcia, all of whom have since pleaded guilty and are awaiting sentencing.
In early 2019, Robles was identified by investigators selling purported oxycodone pills, which were later determined to be counterfeit pills containing fentanyl, at Albino’s Market in Worcester. Intercepted communications from Robles’ phone identified that Garcia was the supply source and that Garcia was distributing pills through Robles and Torres. The investigation also revealed that Garcia and Franco were distributing heroin, fentanyl pills and powdered fentanyl directly to users in Worcester.
United States Attorney Rachael S. Rollins and Brian D. Boyle, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, New England Field Division, made the announcement. Valuable assistance was provided by the Worcester Police Department, Massachusetts State Police and Connecticut State Police. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Kristen M. Noto and Danial E. Bennett of Rollins’ Worcester Branch Office prosecuted the case.
This effort is part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) operation. OCDETF identifies, disrupts, and dismantles the highest-level criminal organizations that threaten the United States using a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency approach. Additional information about the OCDETF Program can be found at https://www.justice.gov/OCDETF.