Worcester Man Sentenced for Drug Trafficking, Firearms

 by Tom MarinoSeptember 16, 2022

WORCESTER - A local man received a sentence to federal prison on Wednesday for unlawful firearm possession and drug trafficking charges.

The federal judge sentenced Daniel Donald, 41, of Worcester, to 16 years in prison and eight years of supervised release. A jury convicted Donald on one count of charges of possession with intent to distribute over 100 grams of heroin, over 500 grams of cocaine, and one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Because of his criminal history, the court determined that Donald qualified as a Career Offender because of his drug convictions and an Armed Career Criminal because of his possession of the firearm.

Law enforcement began investigating drug sales by Donald and his co-defendant, Robert Young, in April 2017. A search of two apartments leased by Donald on November 30, 2017, led to the discovery of one kilogram of cocaine, 345 grams of heroin, approximately 200 pills containing fentanyl and a loaded 9 mm firearm.

Young was sentenced to five years in prison and three years of supervised release in November.

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