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Groveton Man Pleads Guilty To Participating In Fentanyl Trafficking Conspiracy

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

          CONCORD – Norman Limoges, 51, of Groveton, New Hampshire, pleaded guilty in federal court to participating in a fentanyl drug trafficking conspiracy, United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced today.  

          According to court documents and statements made in court, as a result of an ongoing drug trafficking investigation, agents and task force officers with the Drug Enforcement Administration learned that on March 1, 2018, Limoges intended to travel from New Hampshire to a location in Lawrence, Massachusetts to purchase 180 grams of a controlled substance.  Agents conducted surveillance in the area of the transaction and observed Limoges’s vehicle.  The agents later alerted the New Hampshire State Police of their observations and described the vehicle to the troopers. The troopers subsequently stopped the vehicle in Londonderry, New Hampshire for a traffic violation.  

          The troopers identified Limoges as the driver of the vehicle.  During a consent search of the vehicle, troopers found a bag containing approximately 180 grams of fentanyl in the center console.  Limoges admitted to purchasing the 180 grams of fentanyl.  He also admitted that he bought 80-100 grams of fentanyl on a monthly basis which he then re-sold in New Hampshire.  

          The investigation revealed that on February 24, 2018, the defendant also purchased approximately 135 grams of fentanyl from his source in Lawrence, Massachusetts.

          Limoges is scheduled to be sentenced on January 29th 2019.

          “The transportation of fentanyl into New Hampshire poses a significant threat to the safety of our citizens” said U.S. Attorney Murray.  “We will continue to work closely with our law enforcement partners to stop interstate drug trafficking by arresting, prosecuting and incarcerating those who engage in this deadly practice.” 

          The case was a collaborative investigation that involved the DEA; the New Hampshire State Police; the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office; the Nashua Police Department; the Massachusetts State Police; the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office; the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office; the Essex County District Attorney’s Office; the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation Division; Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations; United States Customs and Border Protection Boston Field Office; the United States Marshals Service; the United States Department of State’s Diplomatic Security Service; the Manchester Police Department; the Lisbon Police Department; the Littleton Police Department; the Seabrook Police Department; the Haverhill (MA) Police Department; the Methuen (MA) Police Department; the Lowell (MA) Police Department; and the Maine State Police.

          The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Georgiana L. Konesky, Seth R. Aframe and Debra M. Walsh.

          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.  



Updated October 2, 2018

Drug Trafficking
Press Release Number: 18-191