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Colebrook Man Sentenced To 24 Months For Distributing Suboxone In A School Zone

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New Hampshire

          CONCORD – Dustin Grant, 34, of Colebrook, was sentenced today to 24 months in federal prison for the distribution of Suboxone, United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced today.  

          According to court documents and statements made in court, on February 14, 2019, Grant sold Suboxone to an individual who was cooperating with law enforcement officers.  The sale occurred within 1,000 feet of an elementary school. 

          Grant previously pleaded guilty on July 1, 2019.  Following completion of his sentence, Grant will be on supervised release for a period of four years.

          Suboxone is a Schedule III controlled substance that is often prescribed as a treatment for opioid withdrawal symptoms.  As an opioid itself, however, it is still subject to abuse if injected or snorted and can produce a euphoria similar to other opioids like heroin and fentanyl.  

          “Drug trafficking has impacted families throughout the Granite State, including those located in rural as well as urban areas,”  said U.S. Attorney Murray.  “By trafficking in Suboxone, the defendant sold a prescription drug unlawfully and contributed to the opioid crisis that is gripping New Hampshire.  We will continue to aggressively pursue federal prosecutions of those who jeopardize public health and safety by selling opioids.”               

          This matter was investigated by the DEA, with assistance from the Colebrook Police Department, the Pittsburg Police Department, the New Hampshire State Police, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Coos County Sheriff’s Office, the New Hampshire Liquor Commission’s Division of Enforcement and Licensing, the Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Charles L. Rombeau and John S. Davis. 




Updated November 25, 2019

Drug Trafficking
Press Release Number: 19-215