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Nashua Man Pleads Guilty to Fentanyl Trafficking

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

            CONCORD- Brian Boucher, 41, of Nashua, pleaded guilty in federal court on November 1, 2019, to distributing fentanyl, United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced today.

            According to court documents and statements made in court, on four separate occasions in February and March, 2019, Mr. Boucher sold fentanyl to an individual who was cooperating with Nashua Police detectives.  He was arrested on March 8, 2019.

            Boucher is scheduled to be sentenced on February 14, 2020.

            “The distribution of fentanyl continues to be a menace to the citizens of New Hampshire,” said U.S. Attorney Murray.  “In order to address this threat, we are working closely with our law enforcement partners to identify and prosecute those who are distributing this deadly drug in the Granite State.”

             This matter was investigated by the Nashua Police Department.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Joachim 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.           



Updated November 4, 2019

Drug Trafficking
Press Release Number: 19-198