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Massachusetts Man Sentenced to 45 Months Imprisonment for Fentanyl Distribution Conspiracy

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

            CONCORD – Carlos Ozuna, 51, of Lawrence, Massachusetts, was sentenced to 45 months in federal prison for a drug-distribution conspiracy, United States Attorney Jane E. Young announced today.

            According to court documents and statements made in court, Ozuna was part of a drug-distribution conspiracy operating in Lawrence, Massachusetts that distributed fentanyl into New Hampshire. The defendant purchased wholesale quantities of fentanyl from another member of the conspiracy, who, in turn, imported the fentanyl from an international source of supply.  The defendant was intercepted as part of a court authorized wiretap investigation arranging drug purchasers from the conspirator who was importing the drugs. The interception revealed that the defendant was purchasing approximately one kilogram of fentanyl for further distribution.

           “Fentanyl distribution continues to be one of the significant problems plaguing our communities” said U.S. Attorney Young.  “As this case demonstrates, we will continue to leverage all available methods of detection available to stop the stream of deadly fentanyl into New Hampshire and to prosecute those involved in this drug trafficking.”

            This matter was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Seth Aframe, John Kennedy and Heather Cherniske.


Updated March 7, 2023

Drug Trafficking
Press Release Number: 23-032