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New Hampshire Man Sentenced to 4 Years For Heroin Trafficking

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 27, 2014

Contact: Daniel J. Perry
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 780-3257

Portland, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced today that
Derek Parker, 30, of Gonic, New Hampshire, was sentenced in United States District Court by
Judge George Z. Singal to 4 years in prison to be followed by 3 years of supervised release for
conspiracy to distribute heroin. Parker pleaded guilty to the offense on November 13, 2013.

In late 2012 and early 2013, law enforcement agents learned that Parker was obtaining
10-20 grams of heroin on an almost daily basis and distributing heroin to customers in Maine and
southern New Hampshire. On April 24, 2103, Parker and thirteen other individuals were indicted
for conspiracy to distribute heroin. Parker was arrested shortly after he was indicted.

This case results from a joint investigation conducted by the United States Drug
Enforcement Administration; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; the
Maine Drug Enforcement Agency; New Hampshire and Maine State Police, the York County
Sheriff’s Office; the Rochester, New Hampshire Police Department and the Organized Crime
Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF), a partnership between federal, state and local law
enforcement agencies. The principal mission of the OCDETF program is to identify, disrupt and
dismantle the most serious drug trafficking, weapons trafficking and money laundering
organizations, and those primarily responsible for the nation’s illegal drug supply.

U.S. Attorney Delahanty praised the cooperation among the law enforcement agencies
noting that “these heroin traffickers were brought to justice because local, state, county and
federal law enforcement agencies across two states worked closely together.”

 

 

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