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Case Number: 1:19-cr-00075-JL-1
Judge: Joseph N. Laplante
Court: United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire (Merrimack County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: John S. David
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Description: Concord, NH - The United States of America charged Yerfinson Gomez with conspiracy to distribute fentanyl.
Yerfinson Gomez, 28, of Lawrence, pleaded guilty to participating in a conspiracy to distribute fentanyl.
According to court documents and statements made in court, Gomez was identified in January 2019 as a member of a fentanyl trafficking organization based in Lawrence, Massachusetts. On March 7, 2019, after undercover communications with Gomez’s drug supplier, Gomez met an undercover officer in Methuen, Massachusetts and sold six “fingers” (ten gram quantities) of fentanyl. On March 14, 2019, Gomez again met an undercover officer in Methuen and sold him four fingers of fentanyl. Finally, on March 20, 2019, in Methuen, Gomez provided another runner with over 12 fingers of fentanyl, some of which was to be used for a customer in New Hampshire. The runner brought the drugs to Manchester and sold nine fingers to an undercover. The runner later delivered the cash from the sale to Gomez in Methuen, and Gomez paid the runner one finger of fentanyl for making the delivery. Agents arrested Gomez shortly afterwards as he drove away with the cash.
“Interstate fentanyl trafficking has caused tremendous damage to communities throughout New Hampshire,” said U.S. Attorney Murray. “It is of vital importance that we stop the flow of this lethal substance into our state. Accordingly, we will continue to work closely with all of our law enforcement partners to identify and prosecute the drug dealers who are responsible for its transportation and sale.”
“While Gomez was one part of a bigger drug trafficking operation, he remains accountable for his individual actions as proven in the course of our investigation,” said Jason J. Molina, Acting Special Agent in Charge for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s, Homeland Security Investigations, (HSI) Boston. “Together with our New Hampshire law enforcement partners, HSI is fighting the ongoing threat posed by fentanyl and opioid dealers like Gomez that has produced such devastating impacts in the lives of so many in our communities.”
This matter was investigated by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s, Homeland Security Investigations, Manchester Police Department and the New Hampshire State Police.
This case was supported by the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF). The OCDETF program is a federal multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional task force that supplies supplemental federal funding to federal and state agencies involved in the identification, investigation, and prosecution of major drug trafficking organizations.
21 U.S.C. §§ 846 & 841(b)(1)(B)(vi) - Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute 40 Grams or More of Fentanyl
Outcome: 11/27/2019 36 PLEA AGREEMENT as to Yerfinson Gomez. (jb) (Entered: 11/27/2019)
11/27/2019 Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Joseph N. Laplante: CHANGE OF PLEA HEARING held on 11/27/2019 as to Yerfinson Gomez (1): Guilty Count 1. Interpreter sworn: Barbara Considine. Defendant sworn and advised of rights/charge(s). No objection to offer of proof. Court accepts guilty plea. Bail continued as previously set. (Court Reporter: Susan M. Bateman) (Govt Atty: John S. Davis) (Defts Atty: Richard F. Monteith, Jr.) (USP: Eric G. Gray)(Total Hearing Time: 47 minutes)(CJA Time: 1 hour, 32 minutes) (jb) (Entered: 11/27/2019)
11/27/2019 NOTICE OF HEARING as to Yerfinson Gomez. Interpreter to be scheduled. Sentencing set for 3/27/2020 at 10:00 AM before Judge Joseph N. Laplante.The court has allotted 1 hour for the hearing. Please contact the court immediately if you anticipate the hearing will exceed the allotted time. Any motion seeking a departure or variance, as well as any sentencing memorandum, shall be filed 10 days prior to the sentencing date. Any response shall be filed 4 days prior to sentencing date.(jb) (Entered: 11/27/2019)