Essex County Grand Jury Indicts Haverhill Man in Connection with Fentanyl, Heroin Trafficking

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A 41-year-old Haverhill man was one of two indicted last week by an Essex County Grand Jury in connection with a fentanyl and heroin trafficking operation.

Jose Guerrero-Nunez of Haverhill and 29-year-old Willians Ramirez of Lawrence were charged with trafficking heroin over 200 grams and trafficking fentanyl, possession with intent to distribute a class e controlled substance, unlawful possession of a loaded firearm and conspiracy to violate the controlled substances act. Guerrero-Nunez was also charged with three counts of furnishing a false name or social security number at arrest and two counts of fraudulently using or obtaining a license/RMV Document. His additional charges are in connection with three incidents in Lawrence in 2014, 2017 and 2019.

Attorney General Maura Healey said the charges stem from a joint federal and state investigation in which investigators seized more than 3.8 kilograms of fentanyl. The investigation that started in 2019 by the Massachusetts State Police Commonwealth Interstate Narcotics Reduction Enforcement Team, federal Drug Enforcement Administration and Homeland Security Investigations.

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