At the United States District Court in Boston on Friday, Jesus Gracielo Garcia-Vega a/k/a Jonathan Ivan Badillo-Hernandez, 35, of Mexico pleaded guilty to to one count of possession with intent to distribute fentanyl, and one count of unlawful re-entry of a deported alien.
On March 23, 2022, Garcia-Vega gave a sample of fentanyl to a confidential source working with law enforcement.
During this transaction, Garcia-Vega agreed to sell fentanyl the next day to this same confidential source.
On March 24, 2022, Garcia-Vega drove to the Premium Outlets in Wrentham with a kilogram of fentanyl inside a laundry bag, intending to sell it to the confidential source.
Garcia-Vega was later stopped by police on I-495 in Westford and arrested. Subsequent investigation determined that Garcia-Vega had been deported from the United States on March 23, 2016, after which he unlawfully re-entered the country.