Lessard Sentenced for Participating in Fentanyl Trafficking Conspiracy

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Lessard Sentenced for Participating in Fentanyl Trafficking Conspiracy

Massachusetts Man, Steven Lessard Sentenced to 150 Months for Participating in Fentanyl Trafficking Conspiracy

CONCORD (STL.News) Steven Lessard, 34, of Lowell, Massachusetts, was sentenced on Thursday to 150 months in federal prison for participating in a fentanyl trafficking conspiracy, Acting United States Attorney John J. Farley announced today.

According to court documents and statements made in court, a drug trafficking organization (DTO) led by Sergio Martinez operated in the Lawrence, Massachusetts area.  The DTO sold fentanyl to customers from various New England states including New Hampshire.  The DTO operated two sets of telephones to serve large and small customers.  These customers placed fentanyl orders by phone and were directed by DTO members to various distributors located in and around Lawrence to obtain the fentanyl.

The DTO also had a third set of larger customers.  These customers purchased kilogram quantities of fentanyl from the DTO and were able to contact Martinez directly on his personal telephone.  For those customers, Martinez would arrange for a member of the DTO to deliver the drugs to the customer instead of requiring the customer to come meet a DTO member to obtain the drugs.  Lessard was one of these customers who purchased kilogram quantities of fentanyl.

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Author: Waqar Nawaz