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Manchester Man Sentenced to 60 Months for Drug Trafficking

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

            CONCORD - Robert Lefebvre, 59, of Manchester, was sentenced to 60 months in federal prison for possession of cocaine base and fentanyl with intent to distribute, Acting United States Attorney John J. Farley announced today.

            According to court documents and statements made in court, on June 12, 2020, Manchester police executed a residential search warrant.  After seven occupants exited the apartment, SWAT members conducting a protective sweep located a locked bedroom with no response from the occupants of the room.  Once officers breached the door, they located Lefebvre and a woman. A search of the room yielded, among other things, a baggie containing 14 grams of crack cocaine, a backpack containing documents associated with Lefebvre, scales, $8,960, over 99 grams of fentanyl and over 12 grams of cocaine.  Lefebvre also had an additional $1,568 on his person. 

            “Drug traffickers who peddle fentanyl and other dangerous drugs are a threat to the citizens of New Hampshire,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Farley.  “To protect the residents of Manchester and other communities in the Granite State, we are working closely with our law enforcement partners to identify and prosecute the drug dealers who seek to profit from selling fentanyl.  As this defendant has learned, those who choose to sell fentanyl in Manchester will find themselves in federal prison.”

             Lefebvre previously pleaded guilty on April 29, 2021.  In addition to his sentence, Lefebvre forfeited $10,528 in cash seized at the time of his arrest.

             This matter was investigated by the Manchester Police Department.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Joachim H. Barth.  The forfeiture was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Rabuck.

             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 August 9, 2021

Drug Trafficking
Press Release Number: 21-146