Puerto Rico Man Indicted for Selling Kilo of Cocaine in Worcester

Puerto Rico Man Indicted for Selling Kilo of Cocaine in Worcester

WORCESTER – On Thursday, a 34-year-old Puerto Rico man was chargedby a federal grand jury in Worcester with cocaine conspiracy.

William Torres, of Toa Baja, P.R., was indicted on conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine.

According to court documents, Torres arranged for the distribution of approximately one kilogram of cocaine between two parties in Worcester on Nov. 1, 2018.  

Torres was arrested in April 2019 and charged by criminal complaint. After appearing in federal court in San Juan, P.R., he was released on conditions. An arraignment date in federal court in Worcester has not yet been set.

Torres faces a mandatory minimum sentence of five years and no greater than 40 years in prison, a minimum of four years and up to a lifetime of supervised release and a fine of up to $5 million. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based on the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.


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