Former Andover Resident Pleads Guilty to Selling Fentanyl

Fentanyl in power form. (U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency photograph.)

A former Andover resident pleaded guilty Tuesday to dealing in the deadly drug fentanyl.

Rolando Sierra-Oyola, 30, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute, and possess with intent to distribute, fentanyl, at U.S. District Court in Concord, N.H., according to Acting U.S. Attorney John J. Farley.

“This deadly drug is largely responsible for the substantial number of overdose deaths in the Granite State. Members of the law enforcement community will continue to work together to stop the flow of this drug into New Hampshire,” Farley said.

Sierra-Oyola sold “fingers” (10-gram quantities) of fentanyl on multiple occasions in 2015 and 2016 to individuals who were cooperating with law enforcement officers and who traveled from New Hampshire to purchase fentanyl, according to court records. “On some occasions, Sierra-Oyola sold the drugs directly. On other occasions, he sent ‘runners’ to distribute the drugs on his behalf,” according to the U.S. Attorney’s office.

Sierra-Oyola was arrested last July 22, outside his Andover home, where fentanyl was found after a search.

He is scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 12.

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