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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of New Hampshire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Manchester Man Sentenced to 22 Months for Fentanyl Trafficking

            CONCORD - Larry Woods, 41, of Manchester, was sentenced on Tuesday to 22 months in federal prison for aiding and abetting the distribution of fentanyl, Acting United States Attorney John J. Farley announced today.

            According to court documents and statements made in court, on April 18, 2019, a confidential source (CS) working with Manchester police detectives engaged in a series of calls with Woods to arrange the purchase of fentanyl.  The CS then obtained the fentanyl at a Manchester residence.

            “Fentanyl trafficking has caused great damage to communities throughout New Hampshire,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Farley.  “We continue to work closely with our law enforcement partners to identify and prosecute those who distribute this deadly drug in the Granite State.”

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

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Opioids
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Press Release Number: 
21-177
Updated September 15, 2021