CONCORD – Tyler Ward, 36, of Dover, pleaded guilty in federal court today to two counts of distributing fentanyl and one count of possessing fentanyl with intent to distribute it, United States Attorney Jane E. Young announced.
According to court documents and statements made in court, Mr. Ward distributed five grams of fentanyl in each of two separate hand-to-hand controlled transactions conducted at Mr. Ward’s apartment in Dover on February 2, 2022 and February 11, 2022. On March 3, 2022, law enforcement executed a search warrant of Mr. Ward’s apartment and arrested Mr. Ward, who had approximately eight grams of fentanyl on his person at the time. A search of the apartment revealed an additional 625 grams of fentanyl. Mr. Ward subsequently admitted to law enforcement in a post-arrest interview that he had intended to sell the fentanyl recovered from his apartment.
Ward is scheduled to be sentenced on June 13, 2023.
This matter was investigated by the FBI in conjunction with the Strafford County Sheriff’s Office. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron Gingrande.