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Massachusetts man pleads guilty to drug trafficking

July 27, 2019

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A Massachusetts man has pleaded guilty in federal court in New Hampshire to possessing a combination of fentanyl, cocaine and crack-cocaine with the intent to distribute.

Prosecutors say Salem police officers stopped 23-year-old Fidel Pereyra, of Lawrence, after observing him drive a vehicle without any headlights on in January.

During the stop, Pereyra was unable to produce a driver’s license or other identification and initially was arrested on a charge of driving without a license. Police later found $4,200, 57 grams (.057 kilograms) of fentanyl, and smaller amounts of the other drugs.

Prosecutors say Pereyra admitted to transporting the narcotics into New Hampshire for sale. He’s scheduled to be sentenced on Nov. 7.

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