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Massachusetts Man Pleads Guilty to Fentanyl Charge

APR 25 (CONCORD, N.H.) – Genfry Martinez, 20, of Lawrence, Massachusetts, pleaded guilty in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to a federal indictment charging him with one count of possession with intent to distribute the Schedule II controlled substance fentanyl, announced Michael J. Ferguson Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration for New England and United States Attorney Emily Gray Rice.

On February 11, 2016, after a traffic stop by the New Hampshire State Police, Martinez was found in possession of what lab results confirmed to be 68.67 grams of the Schedule II controlled drug fentanyl. The defendant possessed the drugs with the intention of distributing them.  “The narcotic drug fentanyl is an incredibly dangerous substance responsible for a large number of overdose deaths in New Hampshire,” stated United States Attorney Emily Gray Rice. “I will continue to prioritize the prosecution of individuals who attempt to profit from the sale of this deadly drug.”

Martinez will be detained pending sentencing, which is presently scheduled for August 9, 2016 in front of United States District Judge Paul J. Barbadoro. The statutory maximum sentence is twenty years in prison and criminal fines of up to $1,000,000. Martinez’s actual sentence will be determined by the court at sentencing after a presentence investigation report is completed.
 
The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and New Hampshire State Police.


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