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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Franconia Man Pleads Guilty To Fentanyl Charges

            CONCORD- United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced that Jared Peterson, 28, of Franconia, pleaded guilty in federal court fentanyl trafficking charges.

            According to court documents and statements made in court, on March 18, 2017, law enforcement officers from the Franconia, Sugar Hill, and Littleton, New Hampshire police departments executed a search warrant for an apartment in Franconia, New Hampshire that was leased by Peterson.  In that apartment, officers found approximately 118 grams of fentanyl.  The defendant admitted that he traveled to Massachusetts to purchase the fentanyl and bring it to Franconia, where he and others intended to sell it.      

            Peterson pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess fentanyl with intent to distribute and possession of fentanyl with intent to distribute.  He is scheduled to be sentenced on September 11, 2018.

            “Fentanyl continues to present a very serious threat to public safety in New Hampshire,” said U.S. Attorney Murray.  “The U.S. Attorney’s Office is committed to working without our law enforcement partners throughout the Granite State to identify and prosecute those who are distributing this deadly drug.  I am grateful for the work of the law enforcement officers in this case whose efforts prevented the distribution of a very sizable amount of fentanyl.”

             This matter was investigated by the Franconia Police Department, with assistance from the Sugar Hill and Littleton Police Departments.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Anna Dronzek.

 

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Opioids
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Press Release Number: 
18-092
Updated May 29, 2018