Lawrence man sentenced to 78 months for participating in fentanyl trafficking conspiracy

 

Date: January 15, 2020

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Concord – Henry Marte of Lawrence, Massachusetts, was sentenced on Tuesday to 78 months in federal prison for participating in a fentanyl trafficking conspiracy.

According to court documents and statements made in court, Marte participated in a drug trafficking organization that was led by Sergio Martinez. Martinez employed numerous individuals to sell fentanyl to customers from various New England states, including New Hampshire. Some defendants, including Marte, worked for the Martinez organization by distributing 200-gram bags of fentanyl on a daily basis.

This investigation was conducted 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.