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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of New Hampshire

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
John P. Kacavas
, United States Attorney
Contact: Theresa A. Leppard

Eight Taken into Custody for Drug Violations

CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE – Eight individuals were arrested by federal, state and local authorities following a long-term investigation into the trafficking of heroin and cocaine in the Keene, New Hampshire area, announced United States Attorney John P. Kacavas. Those arrested include:

  1. Ross Gould, age 28, of 61 B Prospect Street, Richmond New Hampshire, was arrested for unlawful possession of heroin, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, 841(a)(1);
  2. Jamie Hilow, age 28, of 15 High Street, Winchester, New Hampshire, was arrested for unlawful distribution of heroin, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, 841(a)(1);
  3. Jaclyn Hilow, age 29, of 15 High Street, Winchester, New Hampshire, was arrested for unlawful distribution of heroin, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, 841(a)(1);
  4. Jason Daigle, age 38, 79 Prospect Hill Road, Richmond, New Hampshire, was arrested for engaging in a conspiracy to distribute heroin, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 846 and 841(a)(1);and
  5. Brandon Rivers, age 29, 49-51 Howard Street, Keene, New Hampshire, was arrested for engaging in a conspiracy to distribute heroin, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 846 and 841(a)(1)
  6. Jonathan Cruz-Marte, age 32, of 52 Howard Street, Lawrence, Massachusetts, was arrested for engaging in a conspiracy to distribute heroin, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 846 and 841(a)(1);
  7. Felix Portes, age 56, of 227 Bailey Street, Lawrence, Massachusetts, was arrested for engaging in a conspiracy to distribute heroin, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 846 and 841(a)(1);
  8. Pedro Pena, age 37, 125 Chestnut Street, Lawrence, Massachusetts, was arrested for distribution of heroin;

In addition to the arrest of these individuals, fourteen firearms and significant quantities of heroin and cocaine were seized during the execution of a search warrant at Gould’s residence. The investigation was conducted by the (1) United States Attorney’s Office for the District of New Hampshire; (2) Immigration and Customs Enforcement/Homeland Security Investigations; (3) New Hampshire Attorney General’s Drug Task Force; (4) Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; (5) New Hampshire State Police; (6) Keene, New Hampshire Police Department; (7) Richmond, New Hampshire Police Department; and (8) Salem, New Hampshire Police Department. In addition, members of the Drug Enforcement Administration and the United States Marshals Service assisted the above-referenced agencies in making the arrests.

Field Division: Boston Field Division