New Bedford drug dealer sentenced to a decade in prison

A New Bedford drug dealer has been sentenced to up to ten years 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 heroin trafficking, cocaine trafficking, possession of a weapon fire 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 seven to ten years in state prison.

The district attorney’s office said 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 following 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 tablets of oxycodone ($360); a .45 caliber semi-automatic handgun with 12 rounds of ammunition; 90 grams of marijuana ($200); $1,784 in cash; and a digital scale and packing items.

“This defendant was in possession of large amounts of narcotics that contribute to the ongoing drug problem in our communities,” District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III said. “A heavy prison sentence was warranted.”

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