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District of New Hampshire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, December 14, 2020

Merrimack Man Pleads Guilty to Fentanyl Trafficking

            CONCORD - Nicholas Snow, 26, of Merrimack, pleaded guilty in federal court to possession of fentanyl with intent to distribute, United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced today.

            According to court documents and statements made in court, on February 1, 2020, Hudson patrol officers stopped a car in which Snow was a passenger. Both the driver and Snow had suspended licenses.  An officer later determined that Snow was in possession of a pouch containing fentanyl, a scale, packaging materials, and $655 in cash. In his post-arrest interview, Snow admitted to drug distribution activities in Hudson.  Snow’s cell phone also revealed communications about drug deals. 

            Snow is scheduled to be sentenced on March 22, 2021.

            “In order to protect public health and safety, we are working closely with our law enforcement partners to identify and prosecute fentanyl traffickers,” said U.S. Attorney Murray.  “We will not hesitate to pursue federal prosecutions of the fentanyl dealers who are endangering our communities by selling this deadly substance.”

             This matter was investigated by the Hudson 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: 
20-169
Updated December 14, 2020