Police Arrest Haverhill Residents as Part of Multi-State DEA Drug Trafficking Ring

(Jay Saulnier file photograph for WHAV News.)

Haverhill Police Thursday arrested several city residents in the culmination of a multi-state, joint cross-border drug trafficking investigation, the New Hampshire Deputy Attorney General’s office confirmed to WHAV.

Bernardo Guerreo, Ramon Muniz and Sayra Miguelina Ramirez Cruz, all of 18 Observatory Ave., were among those booked by Haverhill Police narcotics detective Matthew Woodman, according to a Haverhill Police arrest log. Guerrero faces one count of conspiracy to violate drug laws, while Muniz and Ramirez Cruz must answer to one count each of being a fugitive from justice.

Haverhill 24-year-old Valeria Vanessa Cartagena Toro was also arrested on a charge of conspiracy to sell fentanyl, police said.

They were taken into custody following the execution of a series of search warrants in Haverhill, Lawrence, Bedford and Ashland, N.H. All told, seven individuals were taken into charged with a variety of drug-related offenses.

Brian Rutherford, of Bedford, N.H., Mackenzie Ramos, of Amherst, N.H., and Samantha Bidwell, of Ashland, N.H., were also arrested and all face conspiracy to possess fentanyl with intent to sell.

Lawrence man Jonathan Betancourt was arrested on four counts of the sale of fentanyl.

The Haverhill Police Department was aided in their investigation by the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office, United States Drug Enforcement Administration, Massachusetts State Police and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Investigations unit, among other state, federal and local agencies.

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