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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 10, 2018

Lawrence Woman Pleads Guilty to Drug Distribution Charge

            CONCORD – Helen Pamela Flores Feliz, 28, a citizen of the Dominican Republic most recently residing in Lawrence, Massachusetts, pleaded guilty today in federal court to distribution of fentanyl, announced United States Attorney Scott W. Murray.

            According to court documents and statements made in court, the defendant sold fentanyl to a coopering individual in Nashua, New Hampshire, on various occasions from May of 2017 to February of 2018. When the defendant was arrested, she attempted to assume a false identity and possessed a fraudulent birth certificate, driver’s license, and United States passport.  

            A sentencing hearing has been scheduled for August 20, 2018.

            “Opioids are killing hundreds of residents of New Hampshire each year,” said U.S. Attorney Murray.  “We will continue to work with our law enforcement partners to target drug trafficking and violent crime.  I commend the law enforcement officers for protecting the community from the dangers posed by the fentanyl in this case.” 

           “Today’s guilty plea sends a strong message: The Diplomatic Security Service is committed to making sure that those who commit identity theft face consequences for their criminal actions,” said William B. Gannon, Special Agent in Charge of the Boston Field Office of the U.S. Department of State's Diplomatic Security Service. “Diplomatic Security’s strong relationship with the U.S. Attorney’s Office and other law enforcement agencies continues to be essential in the pursuit of justice.”

           This matter was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Nashua Police Department, and the United States Department of State’s Diplomatic Security Service. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Georgiana L. Konesky.

 

 

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Opioids
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Press Release Number: 
18-084
Updated May 10, 2018