Mass. man gets five years on fentanyl charges

CONCORD – Anthony Cabrera, 27, of Lawrence, was sentenced to five years in prison for distribution of fentanyl, U.S. Attorney Scott Murray said.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on March 12, the defendant traveled from Massachusetts to New Hampshire and sold approximately 49 grams of fentanyl to an undercover officer in Salem.

Cabrera pleaded guilty on June 6.

“Interstate fentanyl trafficking threatens the health and safety of people throughout New Hampshire,” Murray said. “This conduct clearly merits the imposition of substantial prison sentences. We will continue to work closely with our law enforcement partners to investigate, prosecute, and incarcerate those who are responsible for distributing this deadly drug.”

“The state of New Hampshire is faced with a fentanyl crisis unlike ever before,” Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Brian D. Boyle added. “Those responsible for distributing lethal drugs like fentanyl to the citizens of New Hampshire need to be held accountable for their actions.”