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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Lawrence Man Pleads Guilty to Oxycodone Trafficking Charges

 

            CONCORD - United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced today that John Jacome, 35, of Lawrence, Massachusetts, pleaded guilty to oxycodone trafficking charges.

            Court documents and statements in court showed that on four separate occasions from January to May of 2017, Jacome sold quantities of oxycodone pills to undercover agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) at a location in Kingston. On June 19, 2017, Jacome was arrested by the New Hampshire State Police during a traffic stop after Jacome was found to be in possession of 500 oxycodone pills. In total, Jacome distributed or possessed with the intent to distribute approximately 1,513 oxycodone pills.

            Jacome pleaded guilty to four counts of distributing oxycodone and one count of possession of oxycodone with the intent to distribute.  He is scheduled to be sentence on June 27, 2018.

            “The aggressive investigation and prosecution of individuals engaged in opiate pill trafficking in New Hampshire remains a top priority of the United States Attorney’s Office and our law enforcement partners at the local, state and federal level,” said U.S. Attorney Murray.  “The United States Attorney’s Office will continue to work tirelessly with our law enforcement partners to prosecute those who are responsible for distributing these dangerous drugs in our state.”

            This investigation was conducted by the DEA with the assistance of the New Hampshire State Police.  Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Cole Davis is prosecuting the case.

 

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Opioids
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Press Release Number: 
18-052
Updated March 20, 2018