Prosecutors say Nathan Boddie hid fentanyl, meth, and DMT in mail packages containing toy trucks, Halloween decorations, and Disney items.
PAWTUCKET, RI — A Rhode Island man was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Boston for trafficking fentanyl and other drugs across the United States.
Prosecutors said Nathan Boddie, 38, of Pawtucket, participated in a drug trafficking conspiracy that spanned from Arizona to Massachusetts. Boddie along with co-conspirators Denise Guyette, 29, of Woonsocket, and Gerardo Garza, 47, of Yuma, Arizona, hid drugs in packages containing children’s items such as toy trucks, Halloween decorations, and Disney items, according to prosecutors.
Boddie was sentenced to seven years in federal prison and three years of probation after pleading guilty in May to conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances.
According to court documents, around April 2022, federal officers opened an investigation into a drug trafficking organization led by Guyette. Prosecutors said Guyette conspired with Garza, Boddie, and others to traffic various drugs — including methamphetamine, fentanyl pills, and cocaine, in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and elsewhere.
According to prosecutors, the drug trafficking organization used the mail to ship drugs from Arizona to Massachusetts, often hiding them inside children’s toy packages.