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Maine Woman Sentenced to 36 Months for Participating in Fentanyl Trafficking Conspiracy

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

            CONCORD - Shannon Battle, 39, of Bangor, Maine was sentenced to 36 months in prison for 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 due to a defective brake light.  Battle was a passenger in the vehicle.  Troopers ultimately discovered that the defendant was concealing a large package containing approximately 131 grams of fentanyl on her person.  During questioning, the defendant admitted that she travelled to Waterbury, Connecticut to pick up the fentanyl, which she was transporting to sell in the Bangor, Maine area.    

            Co-Defendants Danyelle McGarr and Heather Telescon also have pleaded guilty and are awaiting sentencing.  Battle previously pleaded guilty on September 27, 2018.

            “Fentanyl trafficking carries significant damage to the health and safety of communities throughout New England,” said U.S. Attorney Murray.  “I am grateful to the New Hampshire State Police for their vigilant enforcement work on this case. The troopers prevented a substantial amount of this deadly drug 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.

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Updated February 20, 2019

Topics
Drug Trafficking
Opioids
Press Release Number: 19-015