Concord – Winfred Pimentel, 25, of Lowell, Massachusetts was sentenced on Monday to 144 months in federal prison for conspiring to distribute fentanyl and distributing fentanyl, Performing United States Attorney John J. Farley introduced right now.
In accordance to court docket paperwork and statements produced in courtroom, on September 12, 2019, Pimentel bought close to 5 grams of fentanyl to an individual who endured a drug overdose and died. The next working day, regulation enforcement officers investigating the drug overdose had been equipped to use the victim’s cellphone to get in touch with Pimentel and purchase additional fentanyl. Thereafter, an undercover DEA agent bought fentanyl from Pimentel on two events in Lawrence, Massachusetts. On December 5, 2019, the DEA undercover agent organized to purchase about 170 grams of fentanyl from Pimentel. Surveillance models positioned in Lawrence located Pimentel in his vehicle prior to the offer and arrested him. Pimentel experienced about 196 grams of fentanyl in the car. A subsequent look for of Pimentel’s residence resulted in the seizure of portions of medications, hard cash, and a firearm.
Additionally, in 2018, Pimentel conspired with numerous people today who travelled from Maine to acquire substantial portions of fentanyl from Pimentel in Lawrence intended for distribution to drug clients in Maine.
Pimentel earlier pleaded guilty on March 22, 2021.
“Drug dealers who offer fentanyl are detrimental lives through New Hampshire,” explained Acting U.S. Legal professional Farley. “As this defendant has learned, fentanyl traffickers in New Hampshire will face major penalties for their illegal and risky perform. We will go on to work closely with our legislation enforcement associates to put fentanyl traffickers driving bars so they can not trigger additional damage to inhabitants of the Granite State.”
“Fentanyl is resulting in fantastic hurt to our communities,” said DEA Exclusive Agent in Charge Brian D. Boyle. “DEA will go on to use every single source out there to discover traffickers, like Mr. Pimentel who distribute this poison to the citizens of New Hampshire. This sentence not only retains Mr. Pimentel accountable for his crimes but serves as a warning to people who are fueling the opioid epidemic.”
This issue was investigated by the Maine and New Hampshire branches of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration with guidance from the Somerset, Maine County Sheriff’s Department and Portsmouth, New Hampshire Law enforcement Office. The circumstance was prosecuted by New Hampshire Assistant U.S. Lawyer Jennifer Cole Davis and Maine Assistant U.S. Lawyer Raphaelle Silver.