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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of New Hampshire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, March 30, 2018

Connecticut Man Sentenced to 30 Months in Federal Prison for Drug Trafficking

            CONCORD - United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced today that Anthony Swift, 33, formerly of Hartford, Connecticut, was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison for conspiring to distribute fentanyl and heroin.

            Court documents and statements in court showed that on May 23, 2016, the New Hampshire State Police conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle operated by another individual as it traveled north on Interstate 95.  Swift was the sole 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 he purchased the drugs in Hartford, Connecticut and that the drugs would be distributed in the Presque Isle, Maine area.

            Swift pleaded guilty to the charges on November 9, 2017.

            “I commend the State Police for their work in preventing this substantial amount of drugs from being distributed,” said U.S. Attorney Murray.  “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 Mobile Enforcement Team.  Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Cole Davis is prosecuting the case.

 

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Opioids
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Press Release Number: 
18-060
Updated March 30, 2018