Two Worcester residents were charged in federal court in Boston on Tuesday on federal drug trafficking and money laundering offenses.

Tina Rodriguez, 45 and Luis Elias, 43 were among 10 individuals charged in connection with distributing cocaine in the Taunton and Worcester areas between May 2016 and April 2018.

Rodriguez was charged with one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine and one count of conspiracy to launder monetary instruments.

Elias was charged with one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine and one count of conspiracy to launder monetary instruments.

Of the ten individuals charged, three of them are fugitives — including Elias. Pedro Oyola, 33, and Angel Oyola, 35, both of Puerto Rico, are also fugitives.

According to the Dept. of Justice, the charge of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine provides for a sentence of up to life in prison, five years of supervised release, and a fine of $10 million. The charge of distribution and possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine provides for a sentence of no greater than 40 years in prison, four years of supervised release, and a fine of $5 million. The charge of conspiracy to launder monetary instruments provides for a sentence of no greater than 20 years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a fine of $500,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

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