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Maine Woman Pleads Guilty to Participating in Fentanyl Trafficking Conspiracy

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

            CONCORD - Shannon Battle, 39, of Bangor, Maine pleaded guilty in federal court on Thursday to participating in a fentanyl trafficking conspiracy, United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced today.

            According to court documents and statements made in court, on July 20, 2017, a New Hampshire State Police trooper patrolling I-95 stopped a vehicle in which Battle was a passenger, for operating with a defective center brake light.  Troopers ultimately discovered that the defendant was concealing a large package of suspected narcotics on her person. The package was later found to contain 131 grams of fentanyl.  During questioning, the defendant admitted to having travelled to Waterbury, Connecticut to pick up the fentanyl, which she was transporting to sell in the Bangor, Maine area.            

            Battle is scheduled to be sentenced on January 2, 2019.

            “Those who bring fentanyl into New Hampshire should expect that they will be prosecuted,” said U.S. Attorney Murray.  “We will continue to do all that we can to stop the flow of this deadly drug into the Granite State.  I want to thank the New Hampshire State Police for preventing this fentanyl from being distributed.”

             This matter was investigated by the New Hampshire State Police.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Anna Dronzek.



Updated September 28, 2018

Drug Trafficking
Press Release Number: 18-187