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Lawrence Man Sentenced for Drug Trafficking

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

CONCORD – A Lawrence man was sentenced today in federal court in Concord for possession with intent to distribute controlled substances.

Daniel Adorno, Jr., 28, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Paul J. Barbadoro to 41 months in prison and 3 years of supervised release. Adorno pleaded guilty to the charge on January 11, 2022.

“The U.S. Attorney’s Office is committed to working closely with our law enforcement partners to identify and prosecute drug dealers,” said U.S. Attorney Jane E. Young. “In this case, the Salem Police Department successfully stopped the flow of fentanyl, cocaine, and methamphetamine from endangering their community.”

On November 13, 2019, a Salem Police Officer encountered Adorno during a routine motor vehicle stop that resulted in the arrest of the driver and impoundment of the vehicle.  During the pre-tow inventory search of the vehicle, officers located Adorno’s backpack containing cocaine, cocaine base, and methamphetamine. Adorno admitted that the drugs in the backpack belonged to him and that he distributed drugs. 

On May 15, 2020, the same Salem Police Officer recognized Adorno as he was driving away from a hotel. Adorno had a suspended license and had an active warrant for the November 2019 encounter at the time. The officer stopped Adorno to arrest him for the outstanding warrant.  Adorno admitted that he possessed drugs and had more in his hotel room.  The officer located 9 baggies of fentanyl from Adorno’s pockets.  Officers attempted to recover the drugs from Adorno’s hotel room, but they learned that the defendant’s sister had removed and concealed the drugs in a bush next to the hotel room.  Officers recovered approximately 174.89 grams of fentanyl during their search of the area.

United States Attorney Jane E. Young made the announcement today. This case was prosecuted by former Assistant U.S. Attorney Joachim H. Barth and Assistant U.S. Attorney Cam T. Le

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Updated April 3, 2023

Topic
Drug Trafficking
Press Release Number: 2023-045