Citizen of Mexico Residing In Lawrence Pleads Guilty To Illegal Reentry And Intent To Distribute Fentanyl

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.

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