CONCORD, N.H. — Alex Noonan, 31, of Haverhill, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for a drug-dealing conspiracy, according to U.S. Attorney Scott W. Murray
According to court documents, a drug trafficking organization, which authorities say was led by Sergio Martinez, employed Noonan and others to sell fentanyl to customers from various New England states, including New Hampshire.
On each date that Noonan worked, the Martinez organization provided him with at least one 200-gram bag of fentanyl and expected him to sell it and return approximately $6,000 in proceeds, according to Murray.
Noonan previously pleaded guilty on Feb. 12.
“This 10-year prison term sends a message to fentanyl traffickers,” Murray said. “Those who choose to distribute this deadly drug must understand that they face stiff penalties upon arrest and conviction. We will continue to work closely with all of our law enforcement partners to identify, prosecute, and incarcerate those responsible for the distribution of fentanyl in the Granite State.”
The case was a collaborative investigation that involved the DEA; the New Hampshire State Police; the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office; the Nashua Police Department; the Massachusetts State Police; the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office; the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office; the Essex County District Attorney’s Office; the Internal Revenue Service; Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations; United States Customs and Border Protection Boston Field Office; the United States Marshals Service; the United States Department of State’s Diplomatic Security Service; the Manchester Police Department; the Lisbon Police Department; the Littleton Police Department; the Haverhill Police Department; the Methuen Police Department; the Lowell Police Department; and the Maine State Police.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Georgiana L. Konesky and Seth R. Aframe.
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.