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Man pleads guilty to fentanyl charges

By PAUL FEELY
New Hampshire Union Leader

April 23. 2018 8:46PM




CONCORD — A man accused of transporting fentanyl from a dealer in Lawrence, Mass. to customers in New Hampshire pleaded guilty in federal court this week.

U.S. Atty. Scott Murray announced Monday that Yossi Rafael Rincon Ramirez, a resident of the Dominican Republic, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Concord on Monday to participating in a drug trafficking conspiracy.

According to court documents and statements made in court, between December 6, 2016 and May 2, 2017 Ramirez delivered fentanyl to customers in the Granite State for a drug dealer based in Lawrence, Mass.

On four separate occasions, authorities say Ramirez sold fentanyl to an undercover Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agent in Nashua. On May 2, 2017, police arrested Ramirez as he travelled to Nashua to complete another drug delivery.

Rincon Ramirez pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl, and four counts of distribution of a controlled substance. A sentencing hearing is scheduled for August 1, 2018.

“Fentanyl distribution continues to pose a serious danger to the safety of our community and the health of our citizens.” said Murray.

“We will continue to work closely with our law enforcement partners to identify and prosecute those who attempt to profit from the sale of this deadly substance.”

pfeely@unionleader.com


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