Massachusetts Woman Imprisoned for Role in Heroin Operation
CONCORD, NH- A Massachusetts woman will serve 60 months in a federal prison for her role in a heroin distribution operation that was disrupted last year.
Judith Ardolino, 54, of Haverhill, Mass. was one of 9 people indicted for having roles in a heroin trafficking conspiracy, according to acting United States Attorney John J. Farley.
Ardolino previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute, and possess with intent to distribute, heroin. Alberto Guerrero Marte, who was charged in a separate indictment and pleaded guilty, is serving a 15-year federal prison sentence
Authorities say Ardolino operated "trap houses" where distributors could meet others who would then pass on the drugs for resale.
Ardolino was one of nine individuals indicted in October of 2016 for their roles in this heroin distribution conspiracy. All of the defendants, with the exception of one who passed away, have pleaded guilty. One defendant, Eric Sederquest, 36, was sentenced to serve 92 months in prison. The remaining defendants are awaiting sentencing.
Several law enforcement agencies cooperated in the investigation of the distribution operation, including Manchester, New Hampshire police, New Hampshire State Police, federal authorities and several Massachusetts agencies.