Methuen Man to be Sentenced in April for Heroin Sales

U.S. Attorney Emily Gray Rice.

U.S. Attorney for New Hampshire Emily Gray Rice

A Methuen man will be sentenced in April after pleading guilty to selling fentanyl and heroin.

Luis Martin Carvajal Gonzalez, 34, also known as Wilfredo Laboy, admitted he sold heroin and fentanyl, and possessed fentanyl with intent to distribute.

Emily Gray Rice, U.S. attorney for New Hampshire, said Carvajal Gonzalez sold heroin and fentanyl to an undercover officer on multiple occasions in December 2015. The transactions occurred at retail stores in Salem, N.H.

According to Gray’s statement, Carvajal Gonzalez arrived on Feb. 9 at a store parking lot in Salem to conduct another drug deal. When law enforcement officers approached, he ran away and attempted to throw “fingers” of drugs as he fled. He was apprehended with approximately 156 grams of fentanyl, Rice said.

He is scheduled to be sentenced on April 11, 2017.

In announcing the plea, Rice said, “The United States Attorney’s office remains committed to identifying and prosecuting those who attempt to profit from the sales of deadly drugs. We continue to work each day to stop the flow of fentanyl and heroin into New Hampshire and to reverse the escalating number of drug-related deaths in our state.”

“Opioid abuse is at epidemic levels in New Hampshire,” said Special Agent in Charge Michael J. Ferguson. “Fentanyl and heroin are causing overdose deaths across the Granite State in record numbers, and DEA is committed to aggressively pursuing Drug Trafficking Organizations and individuals who are coming from out of state to distribute these poisons across New Hampshire in order to profit and destroy people’s lives and wreak havoc in our communities. This investigation demonstrates the strength and continued commitment of our local, state and federal law enforcement partners.”

The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, New Hampshire state Police, and the Salem, Manchester, and Methuen police departments. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney John J. Farley