Nashua Man Pleads Guilty to Drug Trafficking Conspiracy
CONCORD - Terray Morrison, 31, of Nashua, pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiracy to distribute, and possess with intent to distribute, controlled substances, United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced today.
According to court documents and statements made in court, Morrison was one of the leaders of a drug trafficking organization that distributed crack cocaine and other drugs to customers in the Nashua area. During an investigation that included the use of wiretaps, Morrison took orders from customers and sent other members of the conspiracy to make drug deliveries on his behalf. He and his co-conspirators operated two stash houses in Nashua and were responsible for the distribution of substantial quantities of crack cocaine.
Morrison is one of eleven individuals charged with participating in this conspiracy. Nine have pleaded guilty and two are awaiting trial. Several members of the conspiracy have received substantial prison sentences. Melvin Nooks, Jr. was sentenced on April 2, 2020, to 120 months. George Cruz was sentenced on July 30, 2020, to 63 months. Mallory Nooks was sentenced on February 25, 2020, to 60 months. Marvin Morrison was sentenced on May 13, 2020, to 15 months. Don Johnson was sentenced on February 13, 2020, to 42 months. Isaiah Kinard pleaded guilty on December 18, 2019, Lawrence Fortenberry pleaded guilty on January 7, 2020, and William Greenleaf pleaded guilty on January 14, 2020. Kinard, Fortenberry and Greenleaf all await sentencing. Arnetta Harris and Melvin Stanford are scheduled for trial in January of 2021.
Morrison is scheduled to be sentenced on March 10, 2021.
“The distribution of crack cocaine undermines public health and safety and endangers all of our citizens,” said U.S. Attorney Murray. “I commend the FBI agents and Nashua police officers who worked so well together to end this harmful criminal conspiracy. Drug traffickers should know that law enforcement agencies at all levels of government are working together to bring them before the courts to face justice.”
“For years, Terray Morrison was a leader in a crack cocaine distribution ring that plagued the city of Nashua, endangering the health and safety of those around him, without any fear of repercussion. Now he has finally come to the realization that what he did was wrong,” said Joseph R. Bonavolonta, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Boston Division. “The FBI New Hampshire Safe Streets Task Force will continue to work with our law enforcement partners to prevent criminal enterprises like this one from inflicting more pain and damage to our community.”
This matter was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation with assistance from the Nashua Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Georgiana MacDonald and Anna Krasinski.
This investigation is part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) investigation. OCDETF identifies, disrupts, and dismantles the highest-level drug traffickers, money launderers, gangs, and transnational criminal organizations that threaten the United States by using a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency approach that leverages the strengths of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies against criminal networks.