Court Sentences Haverhill Man to Six Years for Drugs, Firearms

U.S. District Court, Concord, N.H. (File photograph.)

Juan Rojas, 32, of Haverhill, was sentenced this week to six years in federal prison after being convicted of drug and firearms charges.

Rojas was charged with conspiracy to distribute, and possess with intent to distribute, oxycodone and cocaine and conspiracy to possess a firearm in furtherance of violent crime, according to acting U.S. Attorney John J. Farley.

According to court documents and statements, Rojas and others participated in the distribution of cocaine and oxycodone pills in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. During a court-authorized wiretap, law enforcement officers intercepted calls in which Rojas obtained quantities of oxycodone and cocaine, which he then supplied to others, including Franklyn and Mara Morillo. The Morillos then arranged to distribute the drugs to multiple customers. Rojas was arrested on Aug.18, 2015. He was found with approximately 110 grams of cocaine in his vehicle.

Officers also intercepted calls suggesting Rojas and Oscar Rosario were planning to rob a drug dealer. Intercepted calls showed that Rosario traveled from New Hampshire to Haverhill, where he obtained a firearm from Rojas. Police later stopped Rosario and recovered the firearm before it could be used to commit the robbery.

He pleaded guilty Jan. 5. After his prison sentence, he will be on supervised release for three years.

Rojas is one of six peopke convicted for participating in this drug trafficking conspiracy. Mara Morillo, 41, of Haverhill, was sentenced to seven years in prison; Franklyn Morillo, 42, of Haverhill, was sentenced to 14 years in prison; Jorge Medina, 25, of Haverhill, was sentenced to two years in prison; Justin Bartimus, 36, formerly of Methuen, was sentenced to 18 months in prison; and Michael Lally, 28, of Salem, N.H., is a awaiting sentencing.