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District of New Hampshire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, March 6, 2020

Lawrence Man Sentenced to 40 Months for Participating in a Fentanyl Trafficking Conspiracy

            CONCORD - Jared Gil, 25, of Lawrence, Massachusetts, was sentenced in federal court to 40 months for participating in a fentanyl trafficking conspiracy, United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced today.

            According to court documents and statements made in court, in February and March of 2019, Gil conspired with co-defendant Yadoris Arias to distribute fentanyl. On February 13, 2019, Gil and Arias drove from Massachusetts to Manchester and sold approximately 20 grams of fentanyl for $600. On March 25, 2019, Gil and Arias again drove to Manchester and were arrested with more than 80 grams of fentanyl concealed in the air vent of their vehicle.      

            Gil previously pleaded guilty on August 1, 2019.  Arias pleaded guilty September 12, 2019 and is scheduled to be sentenced on March 31, 2020.

            “Interstate fentanyl trafficking is causing tremendous damage to public health and safety in New Hampshire,” said U.S. Attorney Murray.  “In order to protect our community, we will continue to work closely with our law enforcement partners to identify, prosecute, and incarcerate those who bring this deadly drug into the Granite State.”

            “Illegal drug distribution ravages the very foundations of our families and communities here in New Hampshire,” said DEA Special Agent in Charge Brian D. Boyle.  “Let this sentences be a warning to those traffickers who are coming from out of state to distribute this poison, that DEA and its local, state and federal partners will do everything in our power to bring you to justice.”              

            This matter was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Manchester Police Department.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney John S. Davis.       

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Opioids
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Press Release Number: 
20-042
Updated March 6, 2020