Dominican Man, Frailin Manuel Gomez-Gil Sentenced to 75 Months for Participation in Fentanyl Trafficking Conspiracy
CONCORD (STL.News) Frailin Manuel Gomez-Gil, 29, a citizen of the Dominican Republic most recently residing in Lawrence, Massachusetts, was sentenced to 75 months in federal prison on Friday for participating in a fentanyl trafficking conspiracy, Acing United States Attorney John J. Farley announced today.
According to court documents and statements made in court, Gomez-Gil participated in a drug trafficking organization that was led by Sergio Martinez. Martinez, who is now serving a 45-year prison sentence, employed numerous individuals to sell fentanyl to customers from various New England states, including New Hampshire. Gomez-Gil assisted Martinez with testing, diluting, and packaging the drugs for sale.
Gomez-Gil previously pleaded guilty on November 18, 2020. After serving his prison sentence, he faces likely removal to the Dominican Republic.
“Over the past few years, fentanyl has caused tremendous damage to communities throughout New Hampshire,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Farley. “Together with our law enforcement partners, we are fighting back against the organizations that distribute this deadly substance in the Granite State. Drug traffickers who seek to profit from selling opioids in the Granite State will be prosecuted and sent to federal prison.”
“The state of New Hampshire is faced with an opioid crisis unlike ever before,” said Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Brian D.