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Nashua Man Sentenced to 15 Months for Participating in Drug Trafficking Conspiracy in Nashua Area

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

            CONCORD – Marvin Morrison, 37, of Nashua, was sentenced to 15 months in federal prison and 4 months home confinement for participating in a conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine, United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced today.

             According to court documents and statements made in court, Morrison was a member of a drug trafficking organization that distributed crack cocaine and other drugs to various customers in the Nashua area.

             Morrison previously pled guilty on February 18, 2020. 

             In addition to Morrison, six defendants in this case have pleaded guilty. Three of the defendants have been sentenced: Donald Johnson was sentenced to 42 months in prison; Melvin Nooks was sentenced to 120 months in prison; and Mallory Nooks received 60 months in prison.  Three defendants still await sentencing. Three other defendants are awaiting trial.

            “Drug trafficking threatens the safety of the citizens of Nashua and other communities throughout New Hampshire,” said U.S. Attorney Murray.  “Through our close collaboration with our law enforcement partners, we will continue to combat the organizations that are responsible for distributing drugs in the Granite State.  We will continue to protect our citizens by investigating, prosecuting, and incarcerating the drug dealers who endanger our communities.”

             “Today’s sentence shows that Marvin Morrison’s efforts to further the success of this drug trafficking organization held no reward, and ultimately cost him his freedom,” said Joseph R. Bonavolonta, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Boston Division.  “The hard work of the FBI New Hampshire Safe Streets Gang Task Force in dismantling this organization and disrupting the flow of illegal narcotics to the Nashua area has paid off, but there is much more work to be done to ensure that other drug-trafficking networks don’t try to fill the void left by this one.”

             This matter was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation with assistance from the New Hampshire State Police, Nashua Police Department, Manchester Police Department, Dover Police Department and Portsmouth Police Department.  The case was 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. 


Updated May 13, 2020

Drug Trafficking
Press Release Number: 20-066