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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Man Sentenced To 17 Years In Prison For Drug Trafficking

           CONCORD - United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced today that an individual who has used multiple names, including Juan Garcia, Alejandro Villar Dume, and Alberto German Gomez, was sentenced to serve 17 years in prison for participating in a drug trafficking conspiracy.

           Court documents and statements made in court showed that the defendant participated in a conspiracy to sell fentanyl, heroin, and cocaine.  After the FBI received information that the defendant was distributing drugs in Nashua and elsewhere, it began an investigation of the defendant’s activities.  During the investigation, the defendant and his associates sold fentanyl in Lawrence, Massachusetts to individuals who were cooperating with law enforcement officers.

           At a sentencing hearing on January 24, 2019, U.S. District Judge Paul Barbadoro sentenced the defendant, who had previously been convicted of several violent crimes, to serve 17 years in prison.  The Judge also found that the defendant had obstructed justice by claiming that he was “Juan Garcia” from Puerto Rico.   Information presented at the sentencing hearing suggested that the defendant actually was from the Dominican Republic.

          The defendant, who previously resided in Roxbury, Massachusetts, pleaded guilty on June 28, 2018.

          “Those who illegally trade in fentanyl and other dangerous drugs endanger our citizens and undermine the quality of life in our state,” said U.S. Attorney Murray.  “When violent criminals are involved in drug trafficking, the risk to public safety is amplified.  Violent criminals who sell drugs in New Hampshire should expect to be arrested, prosecuted and sentenced to long prison terms.”

          “Mr. Garcia will now finally pay the price for peddling deadly drugs that can have unpredictable effects on unsuspecting users,” said Joseph R. Bonavolonta, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Boston Division. “The FBI New Hampshire Safe Streets Gang Task Force will continue to work with our law enforcement partners to identify and disrupt violent criminals like Mr. Garcia who are engaged in drug trafficking activities that endanger the safety of the citizens in our state.”

           This matter was investigated by the FBI New Hampshire Safe Streets Gang Task Force, which is comprised of the FBI, the New Hampshire State Police, New Hampshire Probation and Parole, and the Police Departments of Hudson, Manchester, and Nashua.  Assistance was provided by the FBI North Shore Gang Task Force.  The case was prosecuted by former Assistant U.S. Attorney Shane Kelbley and First Assistant U.S. Attorney John J. Farley.

 

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
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Press Release Number: 
19-002
Updated January 29, 2019