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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, October 12, 2018

Nashua Woman Sentenced to 24 Months for Fentanyl Trafficking

            CONCORD – United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced that Gale Doiron, 61, of Nashua, New Hampshire, was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute fentanyl.

            Court filings and statements made in court established that a cooperating individual made four controlled buys of fentanyl from Doiron and her son. Although her son ran the business, Doiron assisted by conducting exchanges with customers, and profited from the drug sales. On December 8, 2016, officers received warrants to search the defendant’s residence and a backpack possessed by her son. Officers seized approximately 79 grams of fentanyl, other controlled substances, drug packaging materials, five firearms, and over $25,000 in cash. The money and firearms have been forfeited.

            Doiron previously pled guilty on February 21, 2018.

             “Individuals who assist in the trafficking of fentanyl should expect to be arrested, prosecuted and incarcerated” said U.S. Attorney Murray. Each sale of this dangerous drug has the potential to end a human life, so each case must be treated with the utmost seriousness. I commend the work of the Nashua Police Department and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration in bringing this defendant to justice.”  

            “Fentanyl is causing deaths in record numbers and DEA’s top priority is to aggressively pursue anyone who distributes this poison in order to profit and destroy lives,” said DEA Special Agent in Charge Brian D. Boyle.  “Illegal drug distribution ravages the very foundations of our families and communities so every time we take fentanyl off the streets, lives are saved. This investigation demonstrates the strength of collaborative local, county and state law enforcement efforts in New Hampshire and our strong partnership with the U.S. Attorney’s Office.”

            The case was investigated by the Nashua Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Georgiana L. Konesky.

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Opioids
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Press Release Number: 
18-202
Updated October 12, 2018