4 Lawrence, Massachusetts, residents plead guilty in NH for heroin dealing ring roles
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CONCORD — Four Lawrence, Massachusetts, residents pleaded guilty to their role in a heroin dealing ring after being indicted in New Hampshire.
Alberto Guerrero Marte, 34, Michell DeJesus, 37, Maribel Santiago Ramos, 34, and Allison DeJesus, 18, pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute and to possess with the intent to distribute heroin during a period beginning in 2013 and ending in October 2016. The four people were part of indictment returned by the grand jury for the District of New Hampshire on Oct. 5, 2016, charging 16 people with participating in the conspiracy.
Guerrero Marte managed the drug trafficking organization, while Michell DeJesus took day-to-day customer orders for heroin, court documents read. Santiago Ramos allegedly delivered the heroin to customers at various Massachusetts residents along with others. Each of these defendants admitted to trafficking one kilogram or more of heroin during the conspiracy, statements read.
Allison DeJesus also took customer orders for heroin and re-supplied Santiago Ramos for deliveries, according to court documents. She has a sentencing hearing scheduled for Oct. 27.
Guerrero Marte, Santiago Ramos and Michell DeJesus will be sentenced Nov. 1.
The U.S. has agreed to recommend a sentence of 15 years for Guerrero Marte and a sentence of five years of probation for defendant Allison DeJesus, according to Acting U.S. Attorney John J. Farley. The sentences for Santiago Ramos and Michell DeJesus will be determined at the time of sentencing.
Luis Rodriguez Lugo is scheduled for trial Sept. 6. Jonaly DeJesus, Allan Pimentel, Santo Garcia Mendez, Wilkin Beltre Aria, Alfredo Gonzalez, Querzon Baez, Pedro Vincente Guerrero, Jose Pimentel and Edward Garcia are scheduled for trial Oct. 3.