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Massachusetts Man Pleads Guilty to Drug Charges

DEC 02 (CONCORD, N.H.) – Luis Nieves, 33, of Haverhill, Massachusetts pleaded guilty in the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to one count of possessing fentanyl with the intent to distribute it, announced Michael J. Ferguson Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration for New England and Acting United States Attorney Donald Feith.

On June 24, 2015, Nieves was arrested while attempting to deliver over two kilograms of the narcotic controlled drug fentanyl to a purchaser in Manchester, New Hampshire. According to the plea agreement, Nieves is responsible for at least four kilograms but less than 12 kilograms of fentanyl. Nieves is scheduled for sentencing on March 7, 2016. He is facing a maximum statutory sentence of 20 years in prison and criminal fines of up to $1,000,000.

This prosecution arose from an investigation conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Manchester Police Department and the Massachusetts State Police.