CONCORD – Lorenzo Vasquez, 29, of New York, pleaded guilty in federal court to aiding and abetting the possession of controlled substances with intent to distribute, Acting United States Attorney John J. Farley announced today.
According to court documents and statements made in court, on February 25, 2020, a New Hampshire state trooper pulled over a vehicle operated by Vasquez for traffic violations. Vasquez stated he did not have a license and the vehicle was a rental in his sister’s name. The trooper learned through further investigation that Vasquez had a suspended license and a warrant out of Pennsylvania. A drug detection dog later indicated that there were drugs in the vehicle. After obtaining a search warrant, officers located over 202 grams of cocaine base, over 90 grams of heroin, and a digital scale within the vehicle.
Vasquez is scheduled to be sentenced on June 18, 2021.
“Criminals who travel to New Hampshire to sell drugs should understand that their illegal conduct will not be tolerated,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Farley. “The hard work of the New Hampshire State Police prevented this cocaine base and heroin from being distributed in the Granite State. As this case shows, we are working closely with our law enforcement partners to stop the flow of illegal drugs into New Hampshire and to put drug dealers out of business.”
This matter was investigated by the New Hampshire State Police Mobile Enforcement Team. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Joachim H. Barth.