New Bedford Drug Trafficker Sentenced to Up to a Decade in Prison
A New Bedford drug trafficker has been sentenced to up to a decade in state prison after pleading guilty in Fall River Superior Court to multiple indictments.
According to the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office, Marcos Rohena-Lopez, 36, pleaded guilty on July 12 to indictments charging him with trafficking in heroin, trafficking in cocaine, possession of a firearm without an FID Card, possession of ammunition without an FID card and possession with intent to distribute a class B drug. He was sentenced to serve seven to 10 years in state prison.
The D.A.’s Office says Rohena-Lopez was the target of a search warrant executed at his New Bedford residence on January 13, 2016, for operating a drug delivery service specializing in heroin, cocaine and marijuana. New Bedford Police seized more than $30,000 in drugs, nearly $2,000 in cash and an illegal handgun as the result of the search.
Specifically, police seized 237 grams of heroin with an estimated street value of $23,700; 157 grams of cocaine (estimated street value $6,000); 12 oxycodone tablets ($360); a .45-caliber semi-automatic handgun with 12 rounds of ammo; 90 grams of marijuana ($200); $1,784 in cash; and a digital scale and packaging items.
“This defendant was in possession of large amounts of narcotics which contribute to the ongoing drug problem in our communities,” District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III said. “A substantial prison sentence was warranted.”