By Tiffany Williams –
On Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at the United States District Court in Boston, U.S. District Court Judge Richard G. Stearns sentenced Andi Guerrero-Lara, a/k/a “Manny Sierra,” 25, of Methuen to seven years in prison and four years of supervised release.
On January 5, 2022, Guerrero-Lara pleaded guilty to a seven count superseding indictment charging him with one count of conspiracy to distribute 400 grams or more of fentanyl and 100 grams or more of acetyl fentanyl; three counts of distribution and possession with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl and 10 grams or more of acetyl fentanyl; two counts of distribution and possession with intent to distribute 10 grams or more of acetyl fentanyl and fentanyl; and one count of possession with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of acetyl fentanyl and 40 grams or more of fentanyl.
In December 2019, Guerrero-Lara was indicted along with co-defendant Angel Rivera-Valle and was subsequently charged in a superseding indictment on September 2, 2020.
Guerrero-Lara and Rivera-Valle were both members of a drug trafficking organization operating in the Merrimack Valley area of Massachusetts that regularly sold large quantities of fentanyl.
Between September and October 2019, an undercover agent purchased a fentanyl and acetyl fentanyl mixture from the defendants on five separate dates.
After Rivera-Valle was arrested, Guerrero-Lara led agents on a high-speed car chase in 2019 that spanned numerous miles and three cities during which Guerrero-Lara endangered multiple lives, as he narrowly missed crashing into a construction zone and police vehicles. Guerrero-Lara eventually stopped his vehicle at an apartment complex in Lawrence and was arrested.
Rivera-Valle has already been sentenced by Judge Sterns to 64 months in prison and four years of supervised release.