Man Sentenced to 4-5 Years for Cocaine Trafficking

February 1, 2017

February 1, 2017

For Immediate Release

Contact: Lindsay Corcoran 508-368-7252

WORCESTER – A former Lowell man was sentenced to 4 to 5 years in state prison after a jury found him guilty of trafficking cocaine, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early, Jr.

Yeison Santana, 28, was found guilty of one count trafficking 36 to 100 grams of cocaine by a Worcester Superior Court jury on Tuesday. He was also found guilty of failing to stop for police and failing to appear. Judge Daniel Wrenn sentenced Santana after the verdict.

Santana was arrested after engaging in a drug transaction with a Fitchburg police officer as the Massachusetts State Police Gang Unit and Fitchburg Police Department were doing drug enforcement in the area of Goddard Street in Fitchburg on June 24, 2009. State Police chased Santana for a short time, before stopping his car and finding 69 grams of cocaine in a paper bag on the passenger seat of the car.