Haverhill Woman Pleads Guilty to Selling Oxycodone

A Haverhill woman pleaded guilty last week in U.S. District Court to drug charges, admitting she sold oxycodone in the city.

United States Attorney Emily Gray Rice said Mara Morillo, 40, of Haverhill, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute, and possess with intent to distribute, oxycodone and cocaine. Morillo appeared before U.S. District Court Judge Steven J. McAuliffe, in Concord, N.H.

Morillo admitted she sold oxycodone to a cooperating individual in Haverhill, and participated in the distribution of cocaine and oxycodone with others individuals in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. More than $18,000 in cash was seized from her residence during the execution of a search warrant in August, 2015.

A sentencing hearing has been scheduled for August 30, 2016.

Morillo is one of six individuals indicted by a federal grand jury last September, and charged with conspiracy to distribute, and possession controlled substances with the intent to distribute.  Others charged are Franklyn Morillo, 41, of Haverhill; Juan Rojas, 31, of Haverhill; Justin Bartimus, 35, formerly of Methuen; Jorge Medina, 25, of Haverhill; and Michael Lally, 28, of Salem, N.H..

Lally pleaded guilty March 22, and his sentencing is scheduled for June 29.  Bartimus pleaded guilty May 4, and his sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 30.  The remaining defendants in the drug conspiracy case are scheduled for trial Sept. 20.

The Drug Enforcement Administration’s Tactical Diversion Squad led the investigation with assistance from the Haverhill and Methuen Police Departments and Massachusetts State Police.  It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney John J. Farley.