Massachusetts Man Sentenced to 60 Months for Fentanyl Trafficking
CONCORD - Doriel Guerrero, 22, of Methuen, was sentenced to 60 months in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute, and possess with intent to distribute, fentanyl, Acting United States Attorney John J. Farley announced today.
According to court documents and statements made in court, in early June 2019, Guerrero contacted an undercover law enforcement officer via Facebook. He explained to the agent he was looking for potential business partners to help distribute fentanyl and provided the agent with a phone number. On several occasions between August and November of 2019, law enforcement agents used undercover officers and cooperating individuals to purchase fentanyl from Guerrero and his co-defendant, Joel Espinosa.
Guerrero previously pleaded guilty on February 23, 2021. Espinosa previously pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 30 months in prison.
“Fentanyl traffickers continue to cause tremendous damage to our community,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Farley. “We will continue to work closely with our law enforcement partners to identify and prosecute those who distribute this deadly drug in the Granite State.”
“Fentanyl is causing grave damage to our communities,” said DEA Special Agent in Charge Brian D. Boyle. “The men and women of DEA along with our law enforcement partners are hard at work protecting the public by taking this poison off the streets of New Hampshire.”
This matter was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, New Hampshire State Police, Massachusetts State Police, and the Manchester Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys John S. Davis and Matthew T. Hunter.