At the United States District Court in Boston, Pablo Rosario Pablo a/k/a “Angel Ayala Roque” a/k/a “Cuco,” 57, of Methuen, pleaded guilty on Sept. 21, 2022 to one count of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute fentanyl, cocaine, and other controlled substances and one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine and other controlled substances.
In May 2020, law enforcement agents began investigating a Lawrence-based drug trafficking organization (DTO).
Between December 2020 and December 2021, intercepted communications between members of the DTO and their associates revealed that the defendants allegedly distributed fentanyl and cocaine in and around the Merrimack Valley.
Rosario Pablo was intercepted communicating in furtherance of drug trafficking.
During a search of Rosario Pablo’s residence on Dec. 15, 2021, agents seized fentanyl, powder cocaine, crack cocaine, marijuana and steroids, as well as drug paraphernalia.