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Massachusetts Man Sentenced To 15 Years In Prison On Drug Charges

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

          CONCORD, N.H. – Acting United States Attorney John J. Farley announced that Alberto Guerrero Marte, 34, of Lawrence, Massachusetts, was sentenced yesterday to serve 15 years in federal prison for participating in a drug trafficking conspiracy.


          According to court documents and statements made in court, Guerrero Marte ran a heroin trafficking organization that distributed heroin to customers from New Hampshire and Massachusetts through residences owned or occupied by individuals cooperating with the drug trafficking organization.  Day-to-day customer orders for heroin were taken by a member of the conspiracy who would pass that information on to Guerrero Marte.  The information was relayed to a delivery person who would deliver the heroin to a customer and pick up payment for the heroin.     

Guerrero Marte previously pleaded guilty to participating in a conspiracy to distribute, and possess with intent to distribute, heroin.  He is expected to be deported to the Dominican Republic after serving his sentence.


           “This defendant was responsible for the distribution of large quantities of heroin to customers in Massachusetts and New Hampshire and deserves the lengthy sentence that was imposed by the Court,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Farley.  “While we recognize the importance of providing access to treatment for those suffering from addiction, we will continue to work closely with all of our law enforcement partners to investigate and prosecute those who are profiting from the sales of heroin and other deadly drugs.  I commend the hard work of the law enforcement officers whose efforts led to the successful prosecution of this significant drug trafficker.”


          “Opioid abuse is at epidemic levels in New Hampshire and across the North East,” said DEA Special Agent in Charge Michael J. Ferguson.  “Heroin is causing deaths in record numbers and DEA is committed to aggressively pursue Drug Trafficking Organizations who distribute this poison in order to profit and destroy people’s lives and wreak havoc in our communities.  This investigation would not have been a success without the continued commitment of our local, state and federal law enforcement partners.”

          The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration; Homeland Security Investigations; the Massachusetts State Police; the Haverhill Police Department; the United States Marshals Service; the New Hampshire State Police; the Manchester Police Department; the Lawrence Police Department; the Lowell Police Department, the Methuen Police Department, and the Hillsborough County Drug Task Force.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Donald Feith.


          This case was supported by the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF).  The OCDETF program is a federal multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional task force that supplies supplemental federal funding to federal and state agencies involved in the identification, investigation, and prosecution of major drug trafficking organizations.  




Updated November 2, 2017

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