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Lawrence Man Pleads Guilty To DrugTrafficking

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

          CONCORD – Fidel Pereyra, 23, of Lawrence, Massachusetts, pleaded guilty in federal court to possession of fentanyl, cocaine, and crack cocaine with intent to distribute, United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced today.  

          According to court documents and statements made in court, in the evening hours of January 25, 2019, Salem police officers stopped Pereyra after observing him drive a vehicle without any headlights on.   During the stop, Pereyra was unable to produce any driver’s license or other identification and was initially arrested for driving without a license.  Approximately $4,200 was found on his person, and a later a search warrant revealed approximately 57 grams of fentanyl, 4.5 grams of cocaine, and 4.6 grams of crack cocaine.  Pereyra admitted to transporting the narcotics into New Hampshire for sale. 

          Pereyra is scheduled to be sentenced on November 7th 2019.   

          “Traffickers who try to sell drugs in New Hampshire will be brought to justice,” said U.S. Attorney Murray.  “In order to stop drug trafficking and maintain the safety of our community, we will pursue federal charges against those who transport dangerous drugs into the Granite State.”

          This matter was investigated by the Salem Police Department, with assistance from the New Hampshire State Police, Windham Police Department, and the Drug Enforcement Administration.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Charles L. Rombeau.



Updated July 26, 2019

Drug Trafficking
Press Release Number: 19-126