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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, August 1, 2016

Massachusetts Man Sentenced For Fentanyl Distribution Conspiracy

            CONCORD, N.H. – Euris Daniel Paulino Guerrero, 24, a citizen of the Dominican Republic most recently residing in Lawrence, Massachusetts, was sentenced to 100 months in federal prison after pleading guilty in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to a federal indictment charging him with two counts of distribution and one count of conspiracy to distribute the Schedule II controlled substance fentanyl, announced United States Attorney Emily Gray Rice. 

            According to documents filed in United States District Court and statements in court proceedings, Guerrero sold fentanyl, heroin, and oxycodone to cooperating witnesses on three occasions during the summer of 2015. He also sold approximately 150 grams of fentanyl to a law enforcement officer acting in an undercover capacity. Pursuant to a search warrant executed at a residence associated with the conspiracy, law enforcement seized approximately 485 grams of fentanyl, an instrument used to compress drugs into ten-gram quantities for sale, blenders, and other packaging materials.

            Chief United States District Judge Joseph LaPlante sentenced Guerrero. In addition to the term of incarceration, Judge LaPlante ordered Guerrero to serve, upon his release from prison, a term of supervised release of 4 years.

            According to statistics maintained by the State of New Hampshire, over half of the drug overdose deaths in New Hampshire in 2015 were related to fentanyl. “This defendant was responsible for distributing hundreds if not thousands of doses of the lethal narcotic fentanyl in New Hampshire and Massachusetts,” stated United States Attorney Emily Gray Rice. “My office will continue to focus our resources on targeting traffickers who attempt to profit from the drug epidemic plaguing our state.”

            The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Georgiana L. Konesky and John Farley.

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Updated August 1, 2016