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Manchester Man Sentenced to 60 Months for Sale of Fentanyl and Identity Theft

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

            CONCORD – Jonathan Sepulveda-Lara, 44, of Manchester, was sentenced today to 60 months in federal prison for the sale of fentanyl and aggravated identity theft, United States Attorney Jane E. Young announced.

            According to court documents and statements made in court, on March 4, 2020, an individual cooperating with the Manchester Police Department purchased 19.85 grams of fentanyl from Mr. Sepulveda-Lara.  Moreover, the investigation revealed that for approximately ten years, Sepulveda-Lara used a false identity, using a Social Security number and birthdate associated with an actual Puerto Rican citizen.

            “Using another person’s identity is a severe invasion of privacy.  Coupling that with the sale of dangerous narcotics is conduct that jeopardizes the safety and security of our community,” said U.S. Attorney Young.  “This federal sentence reflects the seriousness of this conduct and the potentially devastating impact on our citizens.”

            This matter was investigated by the Manchester Police Department and the New Hampshire State Police. 


Updated October 14, 2022

Identity Theft
Press Release Number: 22-120