Massachusetts Man Pleads Guilty to Fentanyl Trafficking
CONCORD - Alvaro Soto-Martinez, 35, of Haverhill, Massachusetts pleaded guilty in federal court on Monday to possession of fentanyl with the intent to distribute, Acting United States Attorney John J. Farley announced today.
According to court documents and statements made in court, in November 2019, a New Hampshire State Trooper conducted a motor vehicle stop in Greenland. The occupants of the vehicle both were subjects of outstanding arrest warrants and were taken into custody.
The State Police obtained a search warrant for the vehicle and seized approximately 106 grams of fentanyl.
Investigators learned that the fentanyl had been obtained earlier that day from Soto-Martinez at a parking lot in Seabrook. Law enforcement officers had one of the vehicle’s occupants arrange for a second delivery of 100 grams of fentanyl from Soto-Martinez at the same location. After Soto-Martinez arrived to make the second delivery, he was arrested while in possession of approximately 100 grams of fentanyl.
Soto-Martinez is scheduled to be sentenced on September 23, 2021.
“Fentanyl is a deadly drug that continues to cause damage to individuals and communities throughout New Hampshire,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Farley. “The law enforcement community is united in its efforts to identify and prosecute the fentanyl traffickers who are bringing this dangerous substance into the Granite State.”
This matter was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and New Hampshire State Police. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Cole Davis.