The following is a press released published by the U.S. Attorney’s Office on June 25, 2019. This case started in Melrose, under the leadership of Detective Greg Forestell.
Lynn Man Sentenced For Distributing Heroin And Fentanyl
Defendant admits to causing overdose death of Melrose resident
BOSTON – A Lynn man was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for multiple drug convictions associated with his distribution of heroin and fentanyl that led to the 2017 overdose death of a Melrose resident.
Yeffry Reynoso, a/k/a Chris, 27, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton to 150 months in prison and four years of supervised release. In January 2019, Reynoso pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to distribute at least 100 grams of heroin and at least 40 grams of fentanyl in 2016 and 2017. Reynoso also pleaded guilty to six counts of distributing heroin or fentanyl on various dates in 2017.
According to court documents, Reynoso admitted that he sold and directed others to sell on his behalf small, retail quantities (typically approximately .25 to .30 grams in a plastic baggie) of heroin, heroin mixed with fentanyl, and/or fentanyl to individuals in Lynn, Melrose, Saugus, Peabody, Malden, and the surrounding areas. Reynoso admitted that he sold the drugs to his customers on an almost daily basis and that he directed others who worked for him to deliver the drugs. Reynoso further admitted that he sold heroin and heroin mixed with fentanyl to a customer in Melrose after being told by her friend not to do so and that his customer fatally overdosed from the drugs he provided.
United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling; Brian D. Boyle, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Boston Field Division; and Melrose Police Chief Michael Lyle made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney James E. Arnold of Lelling’s Narcotics and Money Laundering Unit prosecuted the case.