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Connecticut Man Pleads Guilty to Participating in Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin and Fentanyl

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

            CONCORD, N.H. - Acting United States Attorney John J. Farley announced today that Anthony Swift, 32, formerly of Hartford, Connecticut , pleaded guilty to participating in a conspiracy to distribute heroin and fentanyl.


            Court documents and statements in court showed that on May 23, 2016, the New Hampshire State Police conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle traveling on Interstate 95.  Swift was a passenger in the vehicle.  A search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of 14.46 grams of fentanyl and 120.4 grams of heroin from a duffel bag in the trunk of the vehicle.  Swift acknowledged that the drugs had been purchased in Hartford, Connecticut for distribution in Presque Isle, Maine area.


            The driver of the vehicle, Emily Bragdon, 20, of Presque Isle, Maine, is scheduled for trial on January 23, 2018.


            Swift’s sentencing is scheduled for February 20, 2018. 


            “I commend the State Police for their work in preventing this substantial amount of drugs from being distributed,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Farley.  “The U.S. Attorney’s Office continues to work closely with all of our law enforcement partners to stop the sales of heroin and fentanyl in New England.”


            This investigation was conducted by the New Hampshire State Police.  Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Cole Davis is prosecuting the case.



Updated November 9, 2017

Drug Trafficking