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Lawrence Men Plead Guilty to Participating in a Fentanyl Trafficking Conspiracy

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

            CONCORD - Jared Gil, 25, and Yadoris Arias, 26, both of Lawrence, Massachusetts, pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiracy to distribute and possess fentanyl with intent to distribute, United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced today.

            According to court documents and statements made in court, between February and March of 2019, Arias conspired with Gil to distribute and possess with intent to distribute fentanyl. On March 25, 2019 a confidential source contacted Gil by telephone and arranged to buy $2500 of fentanyl.  Gil and Arias arrived at an apartment complex in Manchester, New Hampshire where police officers arrested them.  Investigators recovered over 80 grams of a mixture containing fentanyl in the air vent of their vehicle.  

            Gil pleaded guilty on August 1, 2019 and is scheduled to be sentenced on November 18, 2019.  Arias pleaded guilty today and is scheduled to be sentenced on January 3, 2020.

            “Interstate fentanyl trafficking promotes drug addiction throughout New Hampshire,” said U.S. Attorney Murray.  “The introduction of deadly drugs into our state has caused untold suffering. In order to protect the health and safety of our citizens, we will continue to be aggressive in our prosecutions of the drug dealers who bring fentanyl into the Granite State.”                 

            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.          



Updated September 12, 2019

Drug Trafficking
Press Release Number: 19-169