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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Nashua Man Sentenced To 144 Months For Fentanyl Trafficking And Firearms Charges

          CONCORD - Grant Michallyszyn, 23, of Nashua, was sentenced to 144 months in prison on Monday for drug trafficking and firearms offenses, United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced today.  

          According to court documents and statements made in court, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at a hotel room in Nashua where Michallyszyn was staying.  During the search, law enforcement officers seized two handguns, nine rounds of ammunition, digital scales, and various drugs, including over 30 grams of fentanyl.  Under federal law, it is unlawful to possess a firearm to protect one’s drug trafficking activities or the location from which one distributes narcotics. 

          Michallyszyn previously pleaded guilty on March 8, 2019.

          “Armed drug traffickers present an enhanced danger to society,” said U.S. Attorney Murray.  “As this case demonstrates, federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies are united in our efforts to fight the twin dangers of drug trafficking and gun violence.  To protect the citizens of the Granite State, we will continue to work together to identify, prosecute, and incarcerate drug traffickers who use guns as tools of their illegal trade.”           

          “Drugs and violence go hand in hand, and with today’s sentence, Mr. Michallyszyn is finally being held accountable for contributing to the opioid crisis that has devastated our communities. Together, with our law enforcement partners, the FBI will continue to do everything it can  to identify dangerous individuals like him who are flooding our neighborhoods with fentanyl,” said Joseph R. Bonavolonta, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Boston Division.

          This matter was investigated by the FBI and Nashua Police Department, with assistance from the New Hampshire Attorney General’s office.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Anna Krasinski.

 

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
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Press Release Number: 
19-104
Updated June 18, 2019