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Lawrence, Massachusetts Man Sentenced To 46 Months In Prison For Drug Trafficking

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

          CONCORD, N.H. – Ernesto L. Reyes, 26, of Lawrence, Massachusetts was sentenced today to 46 months in prison for possessing heroin and fentanyl with intent to distribute, announced Acting United States Attorney John J. Farley.


          According to court documents and statements made in court, Reyes committed a series of traffic violations while driving a motor vehicle on the evening of November 11, 2016, in Plaistow, New Hampshire.  Reyes was stopped by a New Hampshire State Trooper.  When Reyes exited the vehicle, the Trooper observed a package wrapped in green plastic wrap containing a powder that appeared to be heroin.  The package was located on the floor along the left side of the driver’s seat.  Subsequent testing confirmed that the package contained nearly 100 grams of a mixture of heroin and fentanyl.      


          Reyes previously pleaded guilty on July 5, 2017. 


          “The United States Attorney’s Office works each day with our law enforcement partners to prevent fentanyl and heroin from being distributed in the Granite State,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Farley.  “I thank our partners at the State Police for their work on this matter.  Their actions prevented these deadly drugs from being sold in New Hampshire.”


          The case was investigated by the New Hampshire State Police and was prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Karen Burzycki.



Updated October 19, 2017

Drug Trafficking