A Massachusetts man pleaded guilty Friday in federal court in Worcester to his role in a wide-ranging fentanyl, heroin, crack, and cocaine trafficking conspiracy.
Jonathan Villot, 31 pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 280 grams or more of crack, and 500 grams or more of cocaine.
His sentencing is scheduled for June 15, 2023.
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Villot was indicted in July 2020 along with 17 others, including his brother and alleged co-conspirator Pedro Villot-Santiago.
According to court documents, following a fatal fentanyl overdose in September 2018, an investigation began into a drug trafficking organization (DTO) in the Fitchburg area.
Beginning in July 2019, controlled purchases and intercepted electronic communications between members of the DTO and its suppliers identified Villot as a cocaine distributor.
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Over the course of the investigation, over 1.8 kilograms of a heroin and fentanyl mixture, over 3.6 kilograms of cocaine, and over 50 grams of crack cocaine, as well as a stolen, loaded handgun, drug manufacturing equipment, and over $376,000 was seized.
Villot is the 15th defendant to be convicted in the case – either by guilty plea or jury conviction following trial.
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