Massachusetts News: Revere Man, Jassiel Ramirez Charged with Distributing Fentanyl

BOSTON, Ms. – A Revere man was arrested today and charged in federal court in Boston with distributing fentanyl.

Jassiel Ramirez, 23, was charged with one count of distribution of 40 grams or more of fentanyl. Ramirez will appear in federal court today at 4:00 p.m.

According to court documents, Ramirez distributed fentanyl in and around the Princeton Crossing apartment complex in Salem on Sept. 18 and 21, 2018.

The charge of distribution of 40 grams or more of fentanyl carries a minimum mandatory sentence of five years and up to 40 years in prison, at least four years of supervised release, and a fine of up to $5 million. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

United States Attorney Andrew Lelling and Brian D. Boyle, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, New England Division, made the announcement. Assistance was provided by the Salem Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Alathea E. Porter of Lelling’s Narcotics and Money Laundering Unit is prosecuting the case.

The details contained in the complaint are allegations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

SOURCE: news provided by JUSTICE.GOV on Thursday, October 11, 2018.