CONCORD – A Manchester man pleaded guilty in federal court to drug trafficking in New Hampshire, U.S. Attorney Jane E. Young announces.
Zachary Janas, 40, pleaded guilty to distributing fentanyl and unlawfully possessing with the intent to distribute fentanyl. U.S. District Court Judge Joseph LaPlante scheduled sentencing for July 27, 2023. Janas was charged on September 27, 2021.
On September 21, 2021, the Federal Bureau of Investigation agents arranged to purchase approximately one-half kilogram of fentanyl from Janas at his Manchester residence. On September 24, 2021, federal law enforcement seized an additional one-half kilogram of fentanyl packaged for distribution, approximately $7,000 cash, several firearms, and ammunition.
The charging statute provides a sentence of no greater than 20 years in prison, 3 years of supervised release, and a fine of $1,000,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and statutes which govern the determination of a sentence in a criminal case.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Major Offender Task Force led the investigation Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer C. Davis is prosecuting the case.