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Massachusetts Man Pleads Guilty To Drug Charge

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

          CONCORD – United States Attorney Emily Gray Rice announced today that Hector Bienvenido Mateo-Beltre, pleaded guilty today to possession of fentanyl with intent to distribute.  Mateo-Beltre appeared before United States District Court Judge Steven J. McAuliffe to enter his guilty plea.

          According to documents that were filed in United States District Court and statements made in the plea proceeding, Mateo-Beltre was arrested on July 12, 2015, after he attempted to deliver over 200 grams of fentanyl to a customer in Manchester, New Hampshire.  After his arrest, Mateo-Beltre falsely claimed to be “Kevin Morales” of Dorchester, Massachusetts.  Law enforcement officers later determined his true name.

          A sentencing hearing has been scheduled for May 11, 2016.  

          The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, with assistance from other law enforcement agencies, including the New Hampshire State Police and the Manchester Police Department.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Debra Walsh and John J. Farley.

Updated February 9, 2016

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