Worcester Man Sentenced for Distributing Fentanyl and Methamphetamine
BOSTON – A Worcester man was sentenced on May 17, 2023 for distributing fentanyl and methamphetamine.
Johanny Torres-Rojas, 57, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Mark G. Mastroianni to 57 months in prison and three years of supervised release. In December 2022, Torres-Rojas pleaded guilty to two counts of distribution of and possession with intent to distribute fentanyl and one count of distribution of and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and fentanyl.
Between November 2019 and January 2020, Torres-Rojas distributed methamphetamine, fentanyl, heroin and cocaine to a confidential source in six controlled purchases, three of which formed the basis for the charges. On Nov. 20, 2019, and on Nov. 26, 2019, Torres-Rojas distributed pills containing fentanyl and heroin to a confidential source at a store in Worcester. Later, on Jan. 13, 2020, Torres-Rojas distributed pills containing fentanyl and methamphetamine to the confidential source outside of the same store. Across the three charged purchases, Torres-Rojas distributed approximately 835 grams of pills containing methamphetamine, 102 grams of pills containing fentanyl and 30 grams of pills containing heroin.
Acting United States Attorney Joshua S. Levy 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. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Lucy Sun, Samuel R. Feldman and Alathea Porter of Levy’s Criminal Division prosecuted the case.