February 09, 2016
Contact: SA Timothy Desmond
Phone Number: 617-557-2100
Massachusetts Man Pleads Guilty To Drug Charge
CONCORD, N.H. - Michael J. Ferguson Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration for New England and United States Attorney Emily Gray Rice announced that Hector Bienvenido Mateo-Beltre, pleaded guilty today to possession of fentanyl with intent to distribute. Mateo-Beltre appeared before United States District Court Judge Steven J. McAuliffe to enter his guilty plea.
According to documents that were filed in United States District Court and statements made in the plea proceeding, Mateo-Beltre was arrested on July 12, 2015, after he attempted to deliver over 200 grams of fentanyl to a customer in Manchester, New Hampshire. After his arrest, Mateo- Beltre falsely claimed to be “Kevin Morales” of Dorchester, Massachusetts. Law enforcement officers later determined his true name.
A sentencing hearing has been scheduled for May 11, 2016.
The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, with assistance from other law enforcement agencies, including the New Hampshire State Police and the Manchester Police Department.