November 05, 2019
Contact: SA Timothy Desmond
Phone Number: (617) 557-2100
New York man sentenced to 120 months for methamphetamine trafficking
CONCORD, N.H. – DEA New England Division Special Agent in Charge Brian D. Boyle and United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced that Edwin Martinez-Guzman, 37, of New York, was sentenced in federal court to 120 months in prison for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute.
According to court documents and statements made in court, after law enforcement officers learned that Martinez-Guzman was preparing to conduct a drug transaction, they approached him in a parking lot in Manchester on Nov. 28, 2018. Martinez-Guzman was arrested with over 150 grams of pure methamphetamine.
Martinez-Guzman previously pleaded guilty on June 12, 2019.
“Today’s sentence not only holds Mr. Martinez-Guzman accountable for his crimes but serves as a warning to those traffickers who are coming from out of state to distribute methamphetamine,” said Special Agent in Charge Boyle. “DEA and its local, state and federal law enforcement partners will do everything in our power to keep this highly addictive drug out of the Granite State.”
“Interstate drug traffickers have caused tremendous damage to the quality of life in New Hampshire,” said U.S. Attorney Murray. “In order to ensure the safety of our citizens, we work closely with our law enforcement partners to identify, prosecute and incarcerate those who bring dangerous drugs into the Granite State. Drug dealers should understand that if they sell methamphetamine in New Hampshire, they will find themselves in federal prison.”
This matter was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration.
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