A New Jersey man was found guilty by a federal jury in Boston on Friday, June 4, 2021 in connection with attempting to retrieve narcotics from two Stoughton storage units.
Carlos Miguel Concepcion-Guilam, 30, was convicted following a three-day trial of one count of attempted possession with intent to distribute 400 grams or more of fentanyl. U.S. District Court Judge William G. Young scheduled sentencing for Oct. 5, 2021.
On June 19, 2019, staff at a storage facility in Stoughton opened a storage unit to auction its contents and found drug paraphernalia inside. During a search of that unit and a second, related storage unit, nearly two kilograms of fentanyl, nearly a kilogram of cocaine and drug-distribution paraphernalia including cutting agents, blenders, and packaging materials were recovered. Agents began surveilling the units to identify the owner of the drugs.
On June 20, 2019, Concepcion-Guilam arrived at the storage facility and opened the door to the unit that previously had contained nearly three kilograms of narcotics. After seeing that the drugs had been seized, he sprinted away from the storage facility and attempted to flee in his vehicle. Concepcion-Guilam deliberately crashed his vehicle into a marked police cruiser before he was arrested.
The charge of attempted possession with intent to distribute 400 grams or more of fentanyl provides for a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years and up to a lifetime in prison, five years and up to a lifetime 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 other statutory factors.
Acting United States Attorney Nathaniel R. Mendell; Brian D. Boyle, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, New England Division; and Stoughton Police Chief Donna McNamara made the announcement today. Special assistance was provided by the Massachusetts State Police. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Stephen Hassink, Lauren Graber, and Benjamin Tolkoff of Mendell’s Narcotics and Money Laundering Unit prosecuted the case.