A Haircut and Some Heroin: Lawrence Man Sentenced for Barbershop Drug Deliveries
LAWRENCE, Mass. — A Massachusetts man has been sentenced to prison for trafficking drugs in Concord.
Wilkin Andre Beltre Arias, 39, of Lawrence, Massachusetts, on Monday received a 54 month sentence in federal prison for participating and distribution of heroin.
Arias pleaded guilty in September to conspiracy to distribute and to possess with the intent to distribute, heroin.
According to U.S. Attorney Scott W. Murray, Arias was a part of the drug trafficking organization between June 2016 and October 2016. His job was to deliver the drugs to his customers from Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
Arias was a barber and used the shop as a delivery point for his customers.
Court documents say that after Arias serves his 54 months in prison, he will likely be deported to the Dominican Republic.
Several other people involved in the trafficking ring already are in prison or served time. Alberto Guerrero Marte, 38, was sentenced to 15 years, Toribio Guerrero Marte, 34, was sentenced to 10 years, Maria Miguelina Lara, 33, was sentenced to 36 months, Allan Raymond Pimentel, 22, was sentenced to 57 months, Jose De La Altagracia Pimentel Lara, 26, was sentenced to 63 months, Allison DeJesus, age 19, was sentenced to five years of probation, and Jonaly DeJesus, 22, was sentenced to time served and five years of supervised release.
In a related case, Mark Gagnon, 54, of Candia, was sentenced to 48 months. Michell DeJesus, 34, Santo Rodolfo Garcia Mendez, 33, and Edward Garcia, 31, are awaiting sentencing.