News Release
June 28, 2007

Lawrence Massachusetts Man Sentenced For Conspiracy to Sell Drug Paraphernalia Concord, New Hampshire

JUN 28 -- June W. Stansbury, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration in New England and United States Attorney Tom Colantuono announced that Melvin Rosario, age 37, of Lawrence, Massachusetts was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in connection with a scheme to sell drug paraphernalia in October, 2006.

During a hearing before Senior U. S. District Judge Joseph A. DeClerico, Jr., Rosariowas sentenced to a term of 8 ½ months in prison and placed on probation for one year. Rosario had previously admitted guilt to conspiracy for his role in the sale of a 1988 Jaguar XJ6 automobile containing an electronically operated hidden storage compartment, which Rosario knew was primarily intended and designed for use in concealing controlled substances.

The successful prosecution of this case resulted from the efforts of the Drug Enforcement Administration.