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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of New Hampshire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Massachusetts Man Sentenced On Fentanyl Charge

            CONCORD, N.H. – Genfry Martinez, 20, of Lawrence, Massachusetts, was sentenced in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to 37 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute the Schedule II controlled substance fentanyl, announced United States Attorney Emily Gray Rice. 

            On February 11, 2016, after a traffic stop by the New Hampshire State Police, Martinez was found in possession of what lab results confirmed to be 68.67 grams of the Schedule II controlled drug fentanyl. The defendant possessed the drugs with the intention of distributing them.

            “The narcotic drug fentanyl is an incredibly dangerous substance responsible for a large number of overdose deaths in New Hampshire,” stated United States Attorney Emily Gray Rice. “I will continue to prioritize the prosecution of individuals who attempt to profit from the sale of this deadly drug.”

            United States District Judge Paul J. Barbadoro sentenced Martinez. In addition to the term of incarceration, Judge Barbadoro ordered Martinez to serve, upon his release from prison, a term of supervised release of three years.

            The case was investigated by the New Hampshire State Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Georgiana L. Konesky.

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Updated August 9, 2016