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Manchester Man Pleads Guilty to Fentanyl Trafficking

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

            CONCORD - David Nguyen, 37, of Manchester, pleaded guilty in federal court to distributing fentanyl, United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced today. 

           According to court documents and statements made in court, on November 1, 2018, a cooperating individual, at the direction of law enforcement officers, arranged to buy fentanyl at Nguyen’s apartment.  The cooperating individual later went to Nguyen’s apartment and purchased a quantity of fentanyl. 

            On December 4, 2018, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at Nguyen’s apartment, where they located two scales with drug residue.

            Nguyen is scheduled to be sentenced on December 17, 2019.

            “Fentanyl trafficking endangers public health and safety in Manchester and other communities throughout the State of New Hampshire,” said U.S. Attorney Murray.  “Through Operation S.O.S., we are working with the Manchester Police Department and other law enforcement agencies in Hillsborough County to identify and prosecute those who are responsible for selling this deadly drug.”

            This matter was investigated by the Manchester Police Department.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Joachim Barth.

            This case is part of Operation Synthetic Opioid Surge (S.O.S.).  In July of 2018, 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 large number of overdoses and deaths associated with fentanyl and other synthetic opioids.   In New Hampshire, the U.S. Attorney’s Office is focusing its efforts on prosecuting synthetic opioid trafficking cases arising in Hillsborough County, which includes Manchester and Nashua. 




Updated September 10, 2019

Drug Trafficking
Press Release Number: 19-161