By Jerry Filmore Jr. –

Jovani Santiago, 29, of Boston pleaded guilty Monday to one count of distribution of and possession with intent to distribute 400 grams or more of fentanyl and one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine.

In August 2021, Santiago sold approximately 500 grams of fentanyl to a cooperating witness at an apartment in Roxbury.

Senior U.S. District Court Judge Mark L. Wolf scheduled Santiago to be sentenced on May 31, 2021.