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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Fitchburg Woman Pleads Guilty to Drug Trafficking

            CONCORD - Mallory Nooks, 31, of Fitchburg, pleaded guilty in federal court to possession and distribution of cocaine, United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced today.

            According to court documents and statements made in court, on April 14, 2018, Nooks possessed 14 baggies of crack cocaine that she intended to distribute, after she had already distributed crack cocaine to another individual.  She also possessed a Ruger LCR 38 Special, .38 caliber pistol, loaded with five rounds of ammunition in her purse. 

            Nooks is scheduled to be sentenced on February 25, 2019.

            “Drug traffickers endanger the lives and safety of their customers as well as the general public,” said U.S. Attorney Murray. “The threat is compounded when the drug dealer is armed with a firearm. In order to maintain the safety of our citizens, we will not hesitate to pursue federal charges against drug dealers who possess or use firearms.”

            "Every day, law enforcement sees the lives destroyed and families torn apart by the worst drug crisis in our country's history. All Mallory Nooks saw was a chance to make a buck," said Joseph R. Bonavolonta, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Boston Division. "The FBI has said more often than we'd like that drugs threaten fatal consequences for all who cross their path. It is a good day for law enforcement when one less armed trafficker is free to capitalize on our communities.”

            This matter was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Nashua Police Department.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Georgiana Konesky and Anna Krasinski.

            This case was supported by the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF).  The OCDETF program is a federal multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional task force that supplies supplemental federal funding to federal and state agencies involved in the identification, investigation, and prosecution of major drug trafficking organizations. 

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
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Press Release Number: 
19-212
Updated November 20, 2019