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Derry Man Sentenced to 65 months for Drug Trafficking Charges

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

CONCORD - Michael Lynch, 30, of Derry, was sentenced to 65 months in federal prison for possession of fentanyl and methamphetamine with intent to distribute, Acting United States Attorney John J. Farley announced today.

            According to court documents and statements made in court, on May 2, 2020, a Derry police officer responded to an apartment complex for a report of a fight in progress.  Lynch was seen driving away from the area at a high rate of speed.  The officer knew Lynch had a suspended driver’s license.  Further investigation disclosed that Lynch had assaulted an individual at the apartment complex.  Lynch later was arrested for domestic violence assault and operating under suspension.  A search of his vehicle yielded over 118 grams of fentanyl, 18 grams of methamphetamine, a telephone, and $3,143 in cash.  A search of Lynch’s telephone disclosed numerous messages consistent with drug distribution. 

            Lynch previously pleaded guilty on May 24, 2021.

            "Fentanyl and methamphetamine are very dangerous drugs that have caused grave damage to communities throughout New Hampshire,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Farley.  “In order to protect the citizens of the Granite State, we are working closely with our law enforcement partners to identify and prosecute the drug dealers who seek to profit from distributing these deadly substances.  As this case demonstrates, those who sell drugs in New Hampshire will be caught and will face significant consequences for their unlawful actions.”

            This matter was investigated by the Derry Police Department.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Joachim H. Barth.



Updated September 7, 2021

Drug Trafficking
Press Release Number: 21-170