Worcester Man Faces Prison, Deportation for Drug Charges

by | May 17, 2019 | Uncategorized

WORCESTER – A Dominican national living in Worcester was arraigned in federal court on Friday on fenantyl and heroin charges. 

Jonathan Francisco Bobadilla Rosa will be subject to deportation proceedings after completing any sentence imposed on the following charges: one count of possession with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin and 40 grams or more of fentanyl.

Bobadilla Rosa was arrested and charged in Dec. 2018 and has been in custody since.

On April 24, 2019, he was charged by Information.

Court document show that on Dec. 14, 2018, law enforcement seized approximately 138.1 grams of a substance containing both heroin and fentanyl from a backpack carried by Bobadilla Rosa.  

Bobadilla Rosa faces a mandatory minimum sentence of five years and up to 40 years in prison, a minimum of four years and up to a lifetime of supervised release, and a fine of $5 million. He will be subject to deportation proceedings upon completion of any sentence imposed. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based on the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

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