Ashland Woman Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison for Drug Trafficking
CONCORD - United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced today that Stephanie Allard, 39, formerly of Ashland, was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for drug trafficking.
According to court documents and statements made in court, an individual who was cooperating with the FBI purchased highly pure “ice” methamphetamine from Ms. Allard on three occasions in April and May of 2017. On May 19, 2017, the individual arranged a fentanyl purchase with Ms. Allard. The individual then travelled to her residence in Ashland and bought fentanyl from Ms. Allard’s husband, John Allard.
Allard previously pleaded guilty to three counts of distributing methamphetamine and one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute fentanyl on June 4, 2018.
John Allard previously pleaded guilty to drug trafficking charges and was sentenced to ten years in federal prison on September 8, 2018.
“Fentanyl and methamphetamine are dangerous drugs that are both causing significant damage to the health and safety of our communities,” said U.S. Attorney Murray. “In order to protect the public, we will continue to coordinate with our law enforcement partners to identify, prosecute and incarcerate those who are responsible for selling illegal drugs in the Granite State.”
“We are not going to stand idly by and let more friends, family members and neighbors get addicted or die of drug overdoses,” said Harold H. Shaw, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Boston Division. “This case is a great example of the work being done by the FBI’s Safe Streets Gang Task Force to get dangerous substances off of our streets. Together, with our law enforcement partners, we will continue to use every tool at our disposal to tackle the opioid crisis head on.”
This matter was investigated by the FBI New Hampshire Safe Streets Gang Task Force. The Task Force is comprised of the FBI, the New Hampshire State Police, New Hampshire Probation and Parole, and the police departments of Hudson, Manchester, and Nashua. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Shane B. Kelbley.