Michel Saredi-Munoz Moronta of Lawrence Sentenced in Cocaine Distribution Conspiracy Using U.S. Mail

Michel Saredi-Munoz Moronta of Lawrence Sentenced in Cocaine Distribution Conspiracy Using U.S. Mail

A Lawrence woman was sentenced in federal court in Boston for her role in a cocaine distribution conspiracy. Michel Saredi-Munoz Moronta, a/k/a “Michel Saredi-Munoz Morta,” 22, was sentenced by U.S. Senior District Court Judge Douglas P. Woodlock to time served (approximately 21 months in prison) and four years of supervised release. On Dec. 15, 2021, […]

Saury Rodriguez-Ruiz of Lawrence Pleads Guilty to Fentanyl Trafficking Conspiracy

Saury Rodriguez-Ruiz of Lawrence Pleads Guilty to Fentanyl Trafficking Conspiracy

BOSTON – A Lawrence man has pleaded guilty in federal court in Boston to fentanyl trafficking. Saury Rodriguez-Ruiz, 33, pleaded guilty on May 26, 2022 to one count of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute 400 grams or more of fentanyl and one count of distribution and possession with intent to distribute 400 […]

KEEPING PROMISES ~ $2M for Gr. Lawrence Family Health Center

KEEPING PROMISES ~ $2M for Gr. Lawrence Family Health Center

May, 2022 – Last month, Lawrence Mayor Brian A. DePeña joined U.S. Representative Lori Trahan (MA-3), the Lawrence State Delegation, members of the Lawrence City Council, and GLFHC leaders to announce $2 million in federal funding secured by Trahan to expand primary health services offered to patients at Greater Lawrence Family Health Center (GLFHC) located […]

Trinitarios Gang Member Arismendy Gil-Padilla of Methuen Sentenced to 11 Years for Trafficking Guns, Ammunition, Cocaine, Fentanyl

Trinitarios Gang Member Arismendy Gil-Padilla of Methuen Sentenced to 11 Years for Trafficking Guns, Ammunition, Cocaine, Fentanyl

Convicted felon sold at least 16 guns, ammunition, a laser sight and drugs to a cooperating witness BOSTON – A member of the Trinitarios street gang was sentenced today in federal court in Boston in connection with trafficking firearms, ammunition, cocaine and fentanyl in the Greater Lawrence area. Arismendy Gil-Padilla, a/k/a “Flow”, 32, of Methuen, […]

Rafael Sierra-Baez of Lawrence Arrested in Methuen for Fentanyl Distribution

Rafael Sierra-Baez of Lawrence Arrested in Methuen for Fentanyl Distribution

BOSTON – A Lawrence man was arrested yesterday on fentanyl distribution charges. Rafael Sierra-Baez, 42, was charged with five counts of distribution and possession with intent to distribute fentanyl. Following an initial appearance yesterday before U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Marianne B. Bowler, Sierra-Baez was detained pending a detention hearing scheduled for May 25, 2022. […]

Manuel Alejandro Pujols Diaz of Lawrence Pleads Guilty to Identity Theft, Social Security Offense

Manuel Alejandro Pujols Diaz of Lawrence Pleads Guilty to Identity Theft, Social Security Offense

BOSTON – A Lawrence man pleaded guilty today in federal court in Boston to misusing a Social Security number to fraudulently obtain a Massachusetts ID and driver’s license as well as MassHealth benefits. Manuel Alejandro Pujols Diaz, 37, pleaded guilty to one count of false representation of a Social Security number and one count of […]

Valley Patriot Readers Donate $4,860 for Special Needs Scholarship Winner Cassie Buonanno

Valley Patriot Readers Donate $4,860 for Special Needs Scholarship Winner Cassie Buonanno

This is the first year The Valley Patriot offered a Special Needs Scholarship as part of the annual BASH! Inspired by former Lawrence High School teacher Phil Glendye who brought the Special Olympics to Lawrence every year and organized the event at the Lawrence Veterans Memorial Stadium. Phil passed away in 2019 prompting Valley Patriot […]

Haverhill High Student Takes Home $4,300 from Valley Patriot Readers at Annual Charity BASH

Haverhill High Student Takes Home $4,300 from  Valley Patriot Readers at Annual Charity BASH

Haverhill High School Senior Maxwell Bourque received two scholarships and a check in the amount of $4,300 at the Valley Patriot’s 18th Anniversary BASH Scholarship and Award Night. Bourque took home a $1,000 scholarship from the New England Police Benevolent Association (Thanks to Jerry Flynn and the board) kicking off the first annual Dan Strange […]

Supporting The Work and Family Mobility Act, State Rep. Marcos Devers

Supporting The Work and Family Mobility Act, State Rep. Marcos Devers

March in State Representative Marcos Devers’ office began with a change of scenery. With the reopening of the State House in late February, Rep. Devers moved into the office space of the Transportation Committee, where he serves as Vice Chair. Rep. Devers continues to assist constituents with issues such as housing, unemployment, and transportation. For […]

State Money Flowing to Our Communities

State Money Flowing to Our Communities

By: State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell The Massachusetts House of Representatives has passed legislation to invest $350 million in key transportation improvements across the Commonwealth – a necessary investment for economic growth and quality of life in our communities. The bill includes $200 million for the Chapter 90 program, which provides funding to cities and […]

Methuen High’s Briana Tratchenberg Receives $3,775 Scholarship At Annual BASH!

Methuen High’s Briana Tratchenberg Receives $3,775 Scholarship At Annual BASH!

The Valley Patriot BASH Scholarship and Award night supporters donated $3,775 to Briana Tratchenberg of Methuen. Flanked by her family, Methuen School Committee member Jana Zanni Pesce and Methuen City Councilor Eunice Zeigler, and former councilor Ryan Hamilton, Tratchenberg was presented a check by Valley Patriot publisher, Tom Duggan. The scholarship was started this year […]

Jose Martinez of Lawrence Sentenced to Over Five Years in Prison for Fentanyl and Firearm Offenses

Jose Martinez of Lawrence Sentenced to Over Five Years in Prison for Fentanyl and Firearm Offenses

BOSTON – A Lawrence man was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for drug trafficking activities involving fentanyl and illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition. Jose Martinez, 26, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Richard G. Sterns to 66 months in prison and four years of supervised release. On Aug. 31, 2021, […]

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