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Lowell Man Indicted on Fentanyl Trafficking Charge as Part of Operation Synthetic Opioid Surge

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

            CONCORD - United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced that Kyle Decologero, 24, of Lowell, Massachusetts was indicted by a federal grand jury on October 17, 2018, for possession of fentanyl with intent to distribute.  

            The defendant is scheduled to appear in court on November 6, 2018.

            This case is part of Operation Synthetic Opioid Surge (S.O.S.).  In July, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the creation of S.O.S., which is being implemented in the District of New Hampshire and nine other federal districts.  The goal of S.O.S. is to combat the record number of overdoses and deaths related to fentanyl and other synthetic opioids. 

            In New Hampshire, the U.S. Attorney’s Office is focusing its efforts on Hillsborough County, including Manchester and Nashua, where the highest number of overdose deaths occur.  As part of this initiative, the U.S. Attorney’s Office will prosecute cases from Hillsborough County involving the distribution of fentanyl, fentanyl analogues, and other synthetic opioids, regardless of drug quantity.        

            “Fentanyl and other synthetic opioids have caused grave damage in the Granite State,” said U.S. Attorney Murray.  “Through S.O.S., we will work in partnership with our federal, state, and local law enforcement colleagues, including the Hillsborough County Attorney’s Office, to focus our resources on stopping fentanyl trafficking in Hillsborough County”.

            This matter was investigated by the Nashua Police Department, with assistance from the Drug Enforcement Administration.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Cam T. Le.

            The charges and allegations contained in an indictment are merely accusations.  A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.



Updated November 6, 2018

Drug Trafficking
Press Release Number: 18-216