Manchester Man Pleads Guilty to Fentanyl Trafficking
CONCORD - Christopher Juneau, 36, of Manchester, pleaded guilty in federal court to fentanyl trafficking, United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced today.
According to court documents and statements made in court, Juneau was part of a drug trafficking organization that sold fentanyl and cocaine to customers in Manchester. In July 2019, a cooperating individual purchased fentanyl from Juneau. The investigation revealed that Juneau worked with another drug trafficker and had sold drugs as part of a drug trafficking organization on numerous occasions.
Juneau is scheduled to be sentenced on January 11, 2021.
“Manchester and communities throughout New Hampshire have suffered greatly from the scourge of fentanyl trafficking,” said U.S. Attorney Murray. “The distribution of this lethal drug undermines public health and safety throughout our state. In order to stop traffickers, we will closely coordinate with the FBI NH Safe Streets Gang Task Force and all of our law enforcement partners to bring the individuals responsible to justice.”
“Christopher Juneau is a drug trafficker who saw lives entangled with addiction as an endless source of cash, and today he’s finally taking responsibility for polluting Manchester, NH with fentanyl and cocaine,” said Joseph R. Bonavolonta, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Boston Division. “The FBI NH Safe Streets Gang Task Force will continue to work with our law enforcement partners to get drug dealers like him, and the organizations they work for, off our streets for good.”
This matter was investigated by the FBI NH Safe Streets Gang Task Force which is comprised of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, New Hampshire State Police, Dover Police Department, Portsmouth Police Department and Nashua Police Department. The Manchester Police Department provided valuable assistance as well. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Georgiana L. MacDonald.
Agencies participating in this investigation are part of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF). OCDETF was established in 1982 to conduct comprehensive, multilevel attacks on major drug trafficking and money laundering organizations and is the keystone of the Department of Justice’s drug reduction strategy. Today, OCDETF combines the resources and expertise of its member federal agencies in cooperation with state and local law enforcement. The principal mission of the OCDETF program is to identify, disrupt, and dismantle the most serious drug trafficking organizations, transnational criminal organizations, and money laundering organizations that present a significant threat to the public safety, economic, or national security of the United States.