Court Liaison Section

James D. Allen –
Bureau Chief

Brighton, Massachusetts Drug Dealer Pleads Guilty In Federal Court To Drug Conspiracy Charges

Monday, Phillip Williams, 38, of Brighton, Massachusetts pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine.  Williams was charged with 23 others in June 2020 as part of Operation Snowfall, which ultimately resulted in the prosecution of two different drug trafficking conspiracies during the overall period of November 2018 through June…

Fitchburg Latin Kings Associate Gets Time Served

On Thursday in the U.S. District Court in Boston, U.S. Senior District Court Judge Rya W. Zobel sentenced Derek Southworth, 34, of Fitchburg to time served (approximately 15 days in prison).  On Feb. 8, 2022, Southworth, an associate of the Massachusetts Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession…

Lawrence Man Previously Arrested On Federal Drug Charges Faces Additional Federal Drug Charges

Miguel Angel Fajardo, 32, of Lawrence, Massachusetts was charged by an Information with one count of possession with intent to distribute 400 grams or more of fentanyl. Fajardo was previously arrested and charged by criminal complaint on March 25, 2022 and has remained in custody since. Law enforcement allegedly seized approximately 7.3 kilograms worth of…

Former Latin Kings Enforcer Pleads Guilty To Federal Charges

In December 2019, a federal grand jury returned an indictment alleging racketeering conspiracy, drug conspiracy and firearms charges against 62 leaders, members and associates of the Latin Kings.  Today, Orlando Santiago-Torres, a/k/a “King Landy,” 27, a former member and Enforcer of the New Bedford Chapter of the Massachusetts Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation, is…

Member Of Fitchburg Drug Trafficking Organization Pleads Guilty To Federal Drug Charges

Earlier today at the United States District Court in Worcester, Jessica Hughes, of Orange, Massachusetts pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute fentanyl, heroin, cocaine and cocaine base (crack cocaine). In 2018, an investigation was launched into a drug trafficking organization (DTO) following a fatal fentanyl. The DTO operated mainly…