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Former Mass. man sentenced in fentanyl conspiracy case


July 19. 2018 7:49PM




CONCORD — A former Lawrence, Mass., man got five years in federal prison for his role in a conspiracy to distribute fentanyl, federal prosecutors said Thursday.

Yomar Maldonado, 22, had pleaded guilty last April and after serving his sentence he will be on supervised release for four years.

U.S. Attorney Scott W. Murray said Maldonado also faces potential deportation back to Spain after serving his sentence.

Federal officials said Maldonado from December 2016 through February 2017 had conspired with others to sell about 95 grams of fentanyl to an undercover New Hampshire State Police detective inside the Rockingham Mall in Salem.

“Fentanyl is a deadly drug that continues to cause grave damage to the people of the Granite State,” Murray said. “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.”


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