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Farmington Man Pleads Guilty To Participating In Fentanyl Trafficking Conspiracy

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

          CONCORD - Randy Stevens, 29, of Farmington, pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute fentanyl and possession of fentanyl with the intent to distribute, United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced today.  

          According to court documents and statements made in court, on June 30, 2018, an individual who was cooperating with law enforcement officers advised that Stevens planned to travel from Rochester, New Hampshire to the Lawrence, Massachusetts area in a pickup truck to purchase a large quantity of fentanyl.  Later the same day, law enforcement officers observed the truck travel from Rochester to a liquor store in Lawrence.  After the vehicle returned to New Hampshire, it was stopped by the New Hampshire State Police for a traffic violation.  Stevens was a passenger in the vehicle.  After a narcotics detection dog alerted to the presence of narcotics in the truck, 269.3 grams of fentanyl were recovered.

          On the evening of June 2, 2018, a Kingston, New Hampshire police officer conducted a traffic stop of a motorcycle that Stevens was operating on Route 125.  Stevens provided the officer with a false name and the officer later recovered 42 grams of fentanyl from the motorcycle.

          Stevens is scheduled to be sentenced on November 14, 2019.

          “Interstate fentanyl trafficking makes a lethal drug available for sale on the streets of New Hampshire,” said U.S. Attorney Murray.  “The results have been devastating to the people of this state. To stop this illegal trade, we will work closely with our law enforcement colleagues to identify, arrest, and prosecute interstate traffickers who bring this drug into the Granite State.”

          This matter was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the New Hampshire State Police.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Cole Davis.           




Updated August 2, 2019

Drug Trafficking
Press Release Number: 19-133