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Lawrence Man Sentenced to 57 Months in Prison for Heroin Trafficking

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


             CONCORD, N.H. – Acting United States Attorney John J. Farley announced that Allan Raymond Pimentel, 21, of Lawrence, Massachusetts was sentenced to 57 months in federal prison for his participation in a heroin trafficking conspiracy.


            Court filings and statements made in court established that Pimentel participated in a drug trafficking organization (DTO) between June 2016 and October 2016 during which time he delivered drugs to his own customers while being supplied by the DTO.  Pimentel also delivered drugs to customers of the DTO. 


            Pimental, who previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and to possess with the intent to distribute heroin, will serve three years of supervised release after serving his prison sentence.


           The investigation and prosecution of Pimentel a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) effort to address heroin distribution in New Hampshire.  In addition to DeJesus’s prosecution, Alberto Guerrero Marte, 38, was sentenced to 15 years in prison.  Michell DeJesus, 34, Luis Rodriguez Lugo, 34, Maria Miguelina Lara, 33, Santo Rodolfo Garcia Mendez, 33, Wilkin Andres Beltre Arias, 39, Edward Garcia, 31, and Luis Colon, 30, all entered guilty pleas and are awaiting sentencing.  Allison DeJesus, age 19, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to five years of probation.  Jonaly DeJesus, 22, was sentenced to time served and five years of supervised release.  In a related case, Mark Gagnon, 54, of Candia, was sentenced to 48 months in prison.


           “The law enforcement community is united in its effort to stop the distribution of heroin, fentanyl, and other dangerous drugs into our state,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Farley.  “This defendant and his associates were responsible for the distribution of significant amounts of heroin.  Those like this defendant who choose to profit from the sale of deadly drugs will be prosecuted aggressively.” 


           “Opioid abuse is at epidemic levels in the Granite State and those suffering from heroin and fentanyl addiction need access to treatment and recovery,” said DEA Special Agent in Charge Michael J. Ferguson.  “But, those responsible for distributing lethal drugs like heroin to the citizens of New Hampshire need to be held accountable for their actions.  DEA is committed to aggressively pursue Drug Trafficking Organizations or individuals who are coming from out of state to distribute this poison in order to profit and destroy people’s lives.  This investigation demonstrates the strength and continued commitment of our local, state and federal law enforcement partners.”


           This matter was investigated by the DEA; Homeland Security Investigations; the Massachusetts State Police; the Haverhill Police Department; the United States Marshals Service; the New Hampshire State Police; the Manchester Police Department; the Lawrence Police Department; the Lowell Police Department, the Methuen Police Department, and the Hillsborough County Drug Task Force.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Donald A. Feith.


            This case was supported by the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF).  The OCDETF program is a federal multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional task force that supplies supplemental federal funding to federal and state agencies involved in the identification, investigation, and prosecution of major drug trafficking organizations.



Updated January 5, 2018

Drug Trafficking
Press Release Number: 18-004