Fentanyl Dealer Sentenced to Over Four Years in Prison

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BOSTON – A Dominican national previously residing in Lawrence was sentenced today for drug trafficking activities involving fentanyl and oxycodone.

Jose Amador Guerrero, 30, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Indira Talwani to 56 months in prison and three years of supervised release. On Oct. 20, 2021, Guerrero pleaded guilty to two counts of distribution of fentanyl and oxycodone; three counts of distribution of 40 grams or more of fentanyl; and one count of possession with intent to distribute 400 grams or more of fentanyl.

In June 2020, Guerrero contacted a phone number he had received through contacts in the drug trade, in an attempt to gain a new customer – not realizing that the number was that of an undercover agent. Between June and August 2020, Guerrero met with the undercover agent on five separate occasions in Lawrence to sell fentanyl pills and powder and oxycodone powder. Guerrero was arrested on Aug. 26, 2020, after completing the fifth sale. A subsequent search of Guerrero’s apartment resulted in the seizure of an additional 837 grams of fentanyl, packaged for sale, along with drug packaging and distribution paraphernalia. In total, Guerrero sold or possessed with intent to sell 1.378 kilograms of fentanyl.

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United States Attorney Rachael S. Rollins and Brian D. Boyle, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, New England Field Division made the announcement. Valuable assistance was provided by the Lawrence Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen Hassink of Rollins’ Narcotics and Money Laundering Unit prosecuted the case.

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