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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Friday, July 20, 2018
Scott W. Murray
, United States Attorney
Contact: Joseph Cafarelli

Former Lawrence Man Sentenced to 60 Months in Federal Prison for Drug Trafficking

CONCORD – United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced today that Yomar Maldonado, 22, formerly of Lawrence, Massachusetts, was sentenced serve 60 months in federal prison for participating in a fentanyl distribution conspiracy.

Court documents and statements in court showed that from December of 2016 through February of 2017, Maldonado conspired with others to sell approximately 95 grams of fentanyl to an undercover New Hampshire State Police detective inside the Rockingham Mall in Salem, New Hampshire.

Maldonado pleaded guilty on April 10, 2018. After serving his prison sentence, he will be on supervised release for four years. He also faces potential deportation to Spain after serving his sentence.

"Fentanyl is a deadly drug that continues to cause grave damage to the people of the Granite State," said U.S. Attorney Murray. "In order to protect the safety of our community, we will use every resource at our disposal to investigate and prosecute drug dealers who sell fentanyl in New Hampshire."

This investigation was conducted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the New Hampshire State Police. Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Cole Davis is prosecuting the case.

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