15 Year Prison Term for Lawrence, Massachusetts, Man Trafficking Heroin
CONCORD — A Massachusetts man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for his part in a drug trafficking conspiracy.
Alberto Guerrero Marte, 34, of Lawrence, Massachusetts, was sentenced Wednesday to serve 15 years in federal prison for participating in a drug trafficking conspiracy.
According to court documents and statements made in court, Guerrero Marte ran a heroin trafficking organization that distributed heroin to customers from New Hampshire and Massachusetts through residences owned or occupied by individuals cooperating with the drug trafficking organization. Day-to-day customer orders for heroin were taken by a member of the conspiracy who would pass that information on to Guerrero Marte.
The information was relayed to a delivery person who would bring the heroin to a customer and collect payment.
Guerrero Marte previously pleaded guilty to participating in a conspiracy to distribute, and possess with intent to distribute, heroin. He is expected to be deported to the Dominican Republic after serving his sentence.
“This defendant was responsible for the distribution of large quantities of heroin to customers in Massachusetts and New Hampshire and deserves the lengthy sentence that was imposed by the Court,” Acting U.S. Attorney John J. Farley said. “While we recognize the importance of providing access to treatment for those suffering from addiction, we will continue to work closely with all of our law enforcement partners to investigate and prosecute those who are profiting from the sales of heroin and other deadly drugs."