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Company owner admits to operating heroin and cocaine drug ring using tractor trailers


A Massachusetts man has pleaded guilty to federal charges related to a years-long drug trafficking operation using tractor trailers associated with his business.

On February 26, 52 year old Javier Gonzalez pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to one count of conspiring to distribute more than one kilogram of heroin and five kilograms of cocaine.

Gonzalez owned Holyoake, Massachusetts-based business JGL Truck Sales.

“Gonzalez admitted that from 2011 to March 25, 2014, he conspired with others to obtain large quantities of heroin and cocaine from Texas, transport the drugs to Holyoke and distribute them in western Massachusetts. On March 25, 2014, law enforcement officers seized approximately $1.17 million in cash secreted in a hidden compartment inside a tractor trailer being driven by Gonzalez to Texas as payment for kilograms of heroin and cocaine. In addition, the agents seized 14 kilograms of heroin and 42 kilograms of cocaine in Texas that was destined to be distributed by Gonzalez in western Massachusetts,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office stated.

Gonzalez was operating a tractor trailer associated with JGL Truck Sales when he was arrested in 2014.

Sentencing is scheduled for June 25, 2021. Gonzalez faces a sentence of at least 10 years and up to life in prison, five years of supervised release and a fine of up to $10 million.


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