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Lancaster Man Pleads Guilty to Fentanyl Trafficking Conspiracy Charge

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

            CONCORD - Tanner Rich, 26, of Lancaster, pleaded guilty in federal court to participating in a conspiracy to distribute fentanyl, United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced today.

            According to court documents and statements made in court, after a traffic stop by the Campton Police Department, Rich was found in possession of over 50 grams of fentanyl.  Rich subsequently admitted that he had agreed with another person to buy the drugs and that he was planning to deliver the drugs to that individual.        

            Rich is scheduled to be sentenced on July 31, 2018.  

            “Fentanyl poses a substantial public safety threat to all parts of the Granite State,” said U.S. Attorney Murray.  “We work together with our law enforcement partners each day to stop the distribution of this deadly drug.  I commend the work of the Campton Police Department whose efforts may have saved lives by stopping the distribution of this dangerous substance.”

            This matter was investigated by the Campton Police Department.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Anna Dronzek.


Updated May 1, 2018

Drug Trafficking
Press Release Number: 18-075