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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of New Hampshire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Lawrence Man Pleads Guilty to Heroin and Fentanyl Distribution Conspiracy

            CONCORD – United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced today that Miguel Vasquez, 23, of Lawrence, Massachusetts, pleaded guilty to participating in a drug trafficking conspiracy. 

            According to court documents and statements made in court, from at least January of 2017 through July of 2017, Vasquez made deliveries of heroin and fentanyl to customers of a drug organization working out of a residence on Water Street in Lawrence.  Customers, including customers from New Hampshire, would call to order drugs and Vasquez and others would drive to locations in Methuen and Salisbury, Massachusetts to deliver the drugs. 

            Vasquez pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute, and possess with intent to distribute, heroin and fentanyl.  A sentencing hearing is scheduled for July 20, 2018.

            “Those who choose to distribute heroin and fentanyl endanger their customers as well as the general public. Maintaining public safety requires that they be prosecuted aggressively,” said U.S. Attorney Murray.  “We work closely each day with our law enforcement partners to target those who seek to profit from the sale of these deadly substances.”

            This matter was investigated by the DEA, the Massachusetts State Police, the United States Marshals Service, the New Hampshire State Police, and the Lawrence Police Department.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Donald A. Feith.

 

 

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Opioids
Component(s): 
Press Release Number: 
18-066
Updated April 11, 2018