Woman Sentenced to 70 Months in Prison for Fentanyl Distribution Conspiracy
NEWARK, N.J. – Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New Jersey Division Susan A. Gibson and U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey Philip R. Sellinger announced a citizen of the Dominican Republic was sentenced today to 70 months in prison for her role in a drug trafficking conspiracy.
Yaquelin Altagracia Alberto Guerrero, 45, of the Dominican Republic, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Claire C. Cecchi to one count of conspiracy to distribute fentanyl. Judge Cecchi imposed the sentenced today by videoconference.
In August 2020, Guerrero and two conspirators conducted two sales of fentanyl in New York City to buyers they knew had traveled from New Jersey to New York to make the purchases. On Aug. 10, 2020, Guerrero and two conspirators participated in the sale of approximately one kilogram of fentanyl. On Aug. 12, 2021, Guerrero again worked with others to sell fentanyl to individuals whom she knew had traveled from New Jersey to New York for the sale. The aggregate weight of fentanyl involved in the case was approximately three kilograms.
In addition to the prison term, Judge Cecchi sentenced Guerrero to three years of supervised release.
U.S. Attorney Sellinger credited special agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Susan A. Gibson in Newark, and the Asbury Police Department, under the direction of Chief David Kelso, with the investigation leading to today’s sentencing.