Dominican National Sentenced for Fentanyl Conspiracy

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BOSTON – A Dominican national previously residing in Lawrence was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston for fentanyl conspiracy charges.

Enmanuel Brioso Fabal, 31, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Denise J. Casper to four years in prison and three years of supervised release. On April 7, 2021, Brioso Fabal pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute 400 grams or more fentanyl, one count of distribution of 40 grams or more of fentanyl and one count of distribution of fentanyl.

Brioso Fabal was a member of a drug trafficking organization that included co-defendants Jimenez Minyetty, Guillermo Aybar-Guerrero and Nieves Guzman. On Aug. 5, 2019 and Sept. 26, 2019, investigators conducted two controlled purchases of fentanyl from Brioso Fabal of approximately 500 fentanyl pills and approximately 56 grams of fentanyl powder, respectively. On Nov. 2, 2019, a search was executed at a stash house in Lawrence associated with the drug organization where various drug distribution paraphernalia, including a mixing bowl containing suspected fentanyl, sifters and blenders were recovered.

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On May 12, 2021, Guzman was sentenced by Judge Casper to time served (approximately 18 months in prison). Guzman will be subject to deportation upon completion of her sentence. On May 27, 2021, Jimenez Minyetty was sentenced by Judge Casper to eight years in prison and four years of supervised release. Jimenez Minyetty will be subject to deportation upon completion of his sentence.


Aybar-Guerrero pleaded guilty in June 2021. He is awaiting a consolidated sentencing for his role in this case and in a separate fentanyl conspiracy, which is scheduled for Sept. 29, 2021. 

Acting United States Attorney Nathaniel R. Mendell and Brian D. Boyle, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, New England Field Division made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Lauren Graber of Mendell’s Narcotics and Money Laundering Unit prosecuted the case.

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