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Rochester Man Convicted Of Heroin Trafficking

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

          CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE United States Attorney Emily Gray Rice announced that on February 5, 2016, a jury found Lorenzo Ramirez, age 58, of Rochester, New Hampshire, guilty of three counts of unlawful distribution of heroin and one count of unlawful possession of with the intent to distribute heroin, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 841(a)(1), after a four-day trial in the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire.

          The trial began on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 and ended with the jury’s verdict today.    The guilty verdict means that the jury found that Ramirez made three sales of approximately 42 grams of heroin in Rochester, New Hampshire in February and March 2015 to an undercover officer working with the United States Drug Enforcement Administration.   On March 4, 2015, after conducting a third sale to the undercover officer, Ramirez was arrested and  found to be in possession of an additional ten grams of heroin, which was packaged for redistribution, and $750 in cash.

          Ramirez’s sentencing before United States District Court Chief Judge Joseph N. LaPlante is scheduled for May 19, 2016. Ramirez, a citizen of Mexico will likely face deportation after he is sentenced.      

          The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Jennifer Cole Davis and Seth Aframe.   

Updated February 5, 2016

Drug Trafficking