BOSTON – A Fairhaven man was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston for distributing methamphetamine.

Peter Lobo, 54, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Denise J. Casper to five years in prison and three years of supervised release. In July 2017, Lobo pleaded guilty today to one count of distributing methamphetamine.

In late 2016, an undercover agent posing as a Maine methamphetamine dealer met with Lobo, and on Dec. 12, 2016, Lobo distributed a half-pound sample of methamphetamine to the agent. Two days later, the agent paid Lobo $4,000 for the half-pound, and Lobo sold an additional four pounds of methamphetamine to the agent. A subsequent drug analysis determined that the substance consisted of 1,777 grams of 99% pure d-methamphetamine hydrochloride, also known as “Ice.”

Acting United States Attorney William D. Weinreb and Michael J. Ferguson, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, New England Field Division, made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Theodore B. Heinrich of Weinreb’s Narcotics and Money Laundering Unit prosecuted the case.

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