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For Immediate Release

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June 27, 2019

Jeffrey White, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal

District of New Hampshire (603) 387-6308;

U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
2017 'Fugitive of the Week' Involved in Alledged Drug Conspiracy Arrested

Concord, NH – Last Thursday, 2017 “Fugitive of the Week,” Ramon Rivera Muniz, 31, was arrested during multi-state investigation involving agents from DEA, and law enforcement officers from both Massachusetts & New Hampshire. Muniz was originally wanted on a 2017 outstanding NH parole violation stemming from an original conviction and sentence for heroin possession, as well as a new heroin possession charge out of Hillsborough County.

Mr. Muniz had been featured as the “Fugitive of the Week” on August 16, 2017. This feature was aired on WTPL-FM, WMUR-TV, The Union Leader, The Nashua Telegraph, The Patch, Foster’s Daily Democrat, Manchester Information, the Manchester Ink Link, the Rochester Voice and prominently featured on the internet. The “Fugitive of the Week” has been a very successful tool that has resulted in the location and arrest of numerous fugitives since its implementation in 2007. Additionally, the “Fugitive of the Week” is distributed statewide to all law enforcement officers.

Last Thursday, as a result of a month’s long investigation by DEA and other agencies, Muniz was arrested during the execution of a search warrant in Haverhill, Mass. At the time of arrest, Muniz was using a false name, which his true name was determined during the booking process. Muniz was initially arrested on his outstanding arrest warrants from the “Fugitive of the Week” feature and has additional pending charges for conspiracy to possess the controlled drug, fentanyl with the intent to distribute.

Since the inception of the New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force in 2002, these partnerships have resulted in over 7,475 arrests (Updated as of 12/10/2018). These arrests have ranged in seriousness from murder, assault, unregistered sex offenders, probation and parole violations and numerous other serious offenses. Nationally the United States Marshals Service fugitive programs are carried out with local law enforcement in 94 district offices, 85 local fugitive task forces, 8 regional task forces, as well as a growing network of offices in foreign countries.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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