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Manchester Man Pleads Guilty to Oxycodone Trafficking Charges

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

            CONCORD - United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced that Christopher Chandonnais, 26, of Manchester, pleaded guilty in federal court to oxycodone trafficking charges.

            According to court documents and statements made in court, on October 19, 2017, the Nashua Police Department conducted surveillance of the defendant making a drug sale to another drug distributor. They subsequently searched the defendant’s vehicle and recovered approximately 90 oxycodone pills and over $11,000. The investigation confirmed that the defendant regularly sold oxycodone pills and made a profit of approximately $10 per pill sold.

            Chandonnais pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, controlled substances and possession of controlled substances with intent to distribute.  He is scheduled to be sentenced on September 14, 2018.

            “The opioid problem in our state is fueled, in part, by the use and abuse of oxycodone,” said U.S. Attorney Murray.  “We will continue to work closely with our law enforcement partners to prosecute those who unlawfully distribute these substances.”

            This matter was investigated by the Nashua Police Department, with assistance from the Drug Enforcement Administration.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Georgiana L. Konesky.




Updated June 4, 2018

Drug Trafficking
Press Release Number: 18-099