Boston Man Pleads Guilty to Methamphetamine Distribution Charges

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BOSTON – A Boston man pleaded guilty today in federal court in Boston to distributing methamphetamine.

Daniel Lennon, 32, pleaded guilty to one count of distribution of five grams or more of methamphetamine and two counts of distribution of 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. U.S. District Court Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton scheduled sentencing for Oct. 26, 2022. Lennon was indicted on March 3, 2021.

In January and February 2021, investigators conducted three undercover purchases of methamphetamine from Lennon. On Jan. 13, 2021, Lennon delivered approximately 28 grams of 95% pure methamphetamine; on Jan. 19, 2021, Lennon delivered approximately 112 grams of 100% pure methamphetamine; and on Feb. 4, 2021, Lennon delivered approximately 110 grams of 87% pure methamphetamine.

When investigators searched the hotel room in which Lennon was staying, they located a myriad of drugs and drug distribution paraphernalia, including nearly 400 grams of fentanyl and fentanyl analogues, over 500 grams of methamphetamine, over 40 grams of cocaine and approximately $16,740 in cash.

The charge of distribution of five grams or more of methamphetamine provides for a mandatory minimum sentence of five years and up to 40 years in prison, at least four years of supervised release and a fine of $5 million. The charge of distribution of 50 grams or more of methamphetamine provides for a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years and up to life in prison, at least five years of supervised release and a fine of $10 million. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and statutes which govern the determination of a sentence in a criminal case.

United States Attorney Rachael S. Rollins and Brian D. Boyle, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, New England Field Division made the announcement today. The Boston Police Department provided critical assistance in the investigation of this case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Lauren A. Graber of Rollins’ Narcotics & Money Laundering Unit is prosecuting the case.