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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Maine Man Pleads Guilty to Fentanyl and Heroin Trafficking

            CONCORD - Edson Wilson, 42, of Augusta, Maine pleaded guilty in federal court to possession of heroin and fentanyl with intent to distribute, United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced today.

             According to court documents and statements made in court, on June 15, 2019, a New Hampshire State Police trooper pulled over a vehicle on I-95 north for a traffic violation.  Wilson was a passenger in the vehicle. While speaking with the occupants of the vehicle, the trooper noticed indicators of drug use.  After the occupants also gave conflicting stories about their destination and travel, they consented to a search of the vehicle.  The trooper located a vacuum- sealed package that contained approximately 198 grams of heroin and fentanyl under Wilson’s seat.  Wilson was placed under arrest and later admitted that he had purchased the drugs earlier that day and further stated that he intended to sell at least 100 grams of the drugs.

            Wilson is scheduled to be sentenced on September 2, 2020.

            “Interstate drug trafficking has caused major damage to communities throughout New England,” said U.S. Attorney Murray.  “We are committed to working with our law enforcement partners to identify and prosecute those who are responsible for distributing fentanyl, heroin, and other deadly drugs.  I am grateful to the New Hampshire State Police for their work on this case, which prevented the distribution of a significant quantity of deadly drugs.”

            This matter was investigated by the New Hampshire State Police with assistance from the Greenland Police Department.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Charles L. Rombeau.

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Opioids
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Press Release Number: 
20-062
Updated May 6, 2020