Dominican National Living in Haverhill Indicted For Fentanyl Distribution

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A Dominican national recently living in Haverhill was indicted yesterday, May 2, with fentanyl distribution, Social Security fraud, and aggravated identity theft.

Domingo Garcia Suero, 53, appeared before U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Donald L. Cabell Wednesday and was indicted on five counts of possession with intent to distribute and distribution of a controlled substance, specifically fentanyl, two counts of Social Security account number fraud, and one count of aggravated identity theft.

The indictment alleges that on five occasions during the fall of 2017, Garcia Suero sold and possessed fentanyl for sale. Garcia Suero also allegedly filed applications with the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles to renew his driver’s license and with MassHealth, in which he provided a name and a social security account number belonging to a United States citizen from Puerto Rico.

If convicted, the charge of possession with intent to distribute and distribution of fentanyl in excess of 40 grams provides for a minimum sentence of five years and no greater than 40 years in prison, at least four years of supervised release and a fine of $5 million. The charge of Social Security fraud provides for a sentence of no greater than five years in prison, three years of supervised release and a fine of $250,000. The charge of aggravated identity theft provides for a mandatory minimum sentence of two years to run consecutive to any other sentence. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based on the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

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