50-Year-Old Worcester Man Sentenced for Drug Trafficking

 by Tom MarinoNovember 19, 2021

WORCESTER - A federal judge sentenced a local man on Friday, November 19, in connection with a fentanyl, heroin, cocaine and crack cocaine trafficking conspiracy.

Robert Young, 50, of Worcester, received a sentence of five years in federal prison after pleading guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute heroin, cocaine, cocaine base and fentanyl in October 2018.

In April 2017, law enforcement began investigating drug sales by Young and a co-conspirator, Daniel Donald, on Groton Street in Worcester. A search by law enforcement on November 30, 2017, of a Groton Street building led to the seizure of one kilogram of cocaine, 345 grams of heroin, over 80 grams of crack cocaine, approximately 200 pills containing fentanyl and a loaded 9 mm firearm.

Law enforcement arrested both Young and Donald who remained in custody since.

A federal jury convicted Donald on October 29 of one count of possession with intent to distribute over 100 grams of heroin, over 500 grams of cocaine, over 28 grams of cocaine and fentanyl and one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Donald’s sentencing hearing is scheduled for March 1, 2022.

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