By Yonatan Omar –

On Friday, Carlos Monteiro, 44, of Boston  appeared before U.S. District Court Chief Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV and pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances.

Monteiro is scheduled to be sentenced January 10, 2022.

Monteiro was indicted in September 2020 as part of an investigation of a drug trafficking organization distributing large quantities of fentanyl, cocaine and other controlled substances in the Boston area.

In 2017, Monteiro participated in the drug trafficking conspiracy including distributing fentanyl on behalf of a co-conspirator.

Criminal information and complaints are only allegations. All persons charged are presumed to be innocent unless and until found guilty in court.

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