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

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Farmington Man Sentenced to 45 Months in Prison for Fentanyl Trafficking

            CONCORD - Kyle Leavy, 32, of Farmington, was sentenced to 45 months in federal prison for fentanyl trafficking charges, United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced today.

            According to court documents and statements made in court, in the fall of 2017, Leavy sold fentanyl to an individual who was cooperating with the FBI on three separate occasions at locations in and around Rochester, New Hampshire.  During the third drug deal, Leavy sold more than 40 grams of fentanyl.

            Leavy previously pleaded guilty on June 29, 2018, to three counts of methamphetamine distribution.

            “Fentanyl is a deadly drug that has caused great harm to the citizens of our state,” said U.S. Attorney Murray.  “In order to protect our community, we are working closely with all of our law enforcement partners to identify and prosecute those who seek to profit from selling fentanyl and other dangerous drugs.  I commend the work of the investigators in this case whose efforts stopped this drug dealer from doing business on our streets.”

            “We simply cannot and will not allow drug dealers like Mr. Leavy to peddle this poison on the streets of our cities. They’re flooding our neighborhoods with these dangerous narcotics, making themselves rich while others suffer,” said Harold H. Shaw, Special Agent in Charge, FBI Boston Division. “The FBI’s Safe Streets Gang Task Force will continue to work with our law enforcement partners  to stem the flow of drugs, and reduce crime.”

            This matter was investigated by the FBI New Hampshire Safe Streets Gang Task Force.  The Task Force is comprised of the FBI, the Federal Protective Service, the New Hampshire State Police, New Hampshire Probation and Parole, and the Police Departments of Portsmouth, Manchester, and Nashua.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Shane B. Kelbley.



Drug Trafficking
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Updated October 16, 2018