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Mass. man sentenced to 150 months in prison

CONCORD – U.S. Attorney Scott Murray said Jesus Rivera, 21, of Lawrence, Massachusetts, was sentenced to 150 months in prison for participating in a conspiracy to distribute over 400 grams of fentanyl.

According to court documents and statements made in court, a drug trafficking organization employed the defendant to sell fentanyl to customers from various New England States, including New Hampshire. On each day that the defendant worked, the organization provided him with at least one 200-gram bag of fentanyl and expected him to sell it and return approximately $6,000 in proceeds. In addition to Rivera, 33 defendants have been charged with participating in this conspiracy.

Rivera previously pleaded guilty on March 8.

“Fentanyl is not manufactured in New Hampshire,” Murray said. “This deadly drug is introduced into the state by traffickers and the results have been devastating. In order interrupt this lethal supply chain, we will continue to be aggressive in our efforts to prosecute and incarcerate fentanyl traffickers.”