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Connecticut Man Sentenced to 70 Months for Participating in a Conspiracy to Distribute Fentanyl

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New Hampshire

            CONCORD – Victor Tejada-Gonzalez, 31, of Waterbury, Connecticut was sentenced to 70 months in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute fentanyl, United States Attorney Jane E. Young announced today.

            According to court documents and statements made in court, Tejada-Gonzalez operated as part of drug-distribution conspiracy out of Lawrence, Massachusetts, delivering fentanyl to co-conspirators for further distribution into New Hampshire and other places throughout New England.  Specifically, on October 30, 2020, intercepted calls and surveillance captured Tejada-Gonzalez travelling to Lawrence to deliver a kilogram of fentanyl to a co-conspirator, Manuel Emilio Delacruz-Diaz.  On November 19, 2020, United States Drug Enforcement agents conducted a traffic stop of the defendant in New York and he was found to be in possession of over 400 grams of fentanyl.  Tejada-Gonzalez told agents that he worked with Delacruz-Diaz.

            “Drug traffickers like the defendant who distribute fentanyl into New Hampshire endanger the lives and well-being of our state’s residents,” said U.S. Attorney Young.  “This sentence demonstrates that those who conspire to sell fentanyl in the Granite State will face significant incarceration for their unlawful conduct.” 

            The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Homeland Security Investigations, the Massachusetts State Police, the Methuen Police Department, the Lawrence Police Department, and the Nashua Police Department.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Seth R. Aframe and John J. Kennedy


Updated August 2, 2022

Drug Trafficking
Press Release Number: 22-091