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

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Nashua Man Pleads Guilty to Drug Trafficking Conspiracy

            CONCORD - Donald Johnson, 34, of Nashua, pleaded guilty in federal court to participating in a drug trafficking conspiracy on August 14, 2019, United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced. 

            According to court documents and statements made in court, Johnson was involved with a drug trafficking organization that distributed crack cocaine and other drugs to various customers in the Nashua, New Hampshire area. Johnson purchased crack cocaine from the organization and re-sold it to his own customers. He also assisted other members of the organization with their distribution activities by, among other things, allowing them to use his residence to meet customers.

            Johnson is scheduled to be sentenced on November 19, 2019.

            “Drug trafficking is a serious ongoing detriment to public health and safety,” said U.S. Attorney Murray.  “Stopping the distribution of crack cocaine and other illegal drugs is a top priority for law enforcement. We will continue to partner with the FBI and other federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies to identify, arrest, and prosecute those who are responsible for distributing drugs in the Granite State.”

            “Today’s guilty plea is significant and highlights the FBI’s collaboration with our law enforcement partners in disrupting drug trafficking organizations operating here in the Granite State.  Drug traffickers have no place in our community, and we will continue to aggressively investigate criminal organizations like this one that target our neighborhoods with their drug-related violent activity to ensure they are held accountable,” said Joseph R. Bonavolonta, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Boston Division.

                This matter was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Safe Streets Task Force and the Nashua Police Department.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Georgiana Konesky and Anna Krasinski.

               This case was supported by the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF).  The OCDETF program is a federal multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional task force that supplies supplemental federal funding to federal and state agencies involved in the identification, investigation, and prosecution of major drug trafficking organizations.  


Drug Trafficking
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Updated August 15, 2019