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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 11, 2020

Lawrence Man Sentenced to 60 Months for Fentanyl Trafficking

         CONCORD - Nathanael Peguero, 27, of Lawrence, Massachusetts was sentenced to 60 months in federal prison for participating in a conspiracy to distribute fentanyl, United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced today.

            According to court documents and statements made in court, between November and December of 2016, an undercover DEA Task Force Officer from New Hampshire made arrangements with Peguero to purchase fentanyl.  The undercover officer made a series of five undercover purchases of fentanyl from Peguero or members of Peguero’s drug trafficking organization. 

            Peguero previously pleaded guilty on September 20, 2019.

            “Interstate fentanyl traffickers have been a serious affliction for the people of New Hampshire,” said U.S. Attorney Murray.  “This sentence sends yet another message that traffickers face serious personal consequences in federal court.  It also reaffirms our commitment to work closely with the DEA and all of our law enforcement partners to identify, prosecute, and incarcerate the drug dealers who endanger Granite Staters.”

             “Fentanyl is causing grave damage to New Hampshire,” said DEA Special Agent in Charge Brian D. Boyle.  “Let this sentence be a warning to traffickers like Mr. Peguero who are coming from out of state to distribute this poison.  DEA’s top priority is combatting the opioid epidemic by working with our local, state and federal law enforcement partners.”

             This matter was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Hampton Police Department.  The case was 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: 
20-074
Updated June 11, 2020