Former Haverhill Resident Pleads Guilty to Fentanyl Dealing, Gun Charge and ID Theft

U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling. (State House News Service.)

A former Haverhill resident pleaded guilty Tuesday to fentanyl distribution, illegal firearm possession and engaging in identity theft to receive state benefits, among other charges.

Domingo Garcia Suero, a 55-year-old citizen of the Dominican Republic, pleaded guilty during a videoconference to five counts of possession with intent to distribute and distribution of a controlled substance, specifically fentanyl; unlawful possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number; two counts of Social Security fraud; and one count of aggravated identity theft. U.S. Senior District Court Judge George A. O’Toole Jr. scheduled sentencing for Sept. 22.

As WHAV previously reported, Garcia Suero was among 25 people charged in 2018 with document and benefit fraud during an investigation called “Double Trouble.”

On five occasions in 2017, Garcia Suero sold and possessed fentanyl for sale. During a search of Garcia Suero’s apartment following his arrest, law enforcement recovered a Colt, model Police Positive .38 caliber revolver with an obliterated serial number and six rounds of .38 caliber ammunition. Garcia Suero has two prior drug trafficking convictions and, therefore, prohibited from possessing a firearm and ammunition, according to U.S. Attorney’s Andrew E. Lelling’s office.

The U.S. attorney added Garcia Suero filed applications with the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles to renew his driver’s license and with MassHealth to receive benefits. In both applications, Garcia Suero provided a name and Social Security number belonging to a United States citizen from Puerto Rico.

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