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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 5, 2019

New Jersey Man Pleads Guilty To Drug Trafficking

          CONCORD - Shariff Britton, 36, of Jersey City, New Jersey, pleaded guilty in federal court to possessing over 500 grams of cocaine with intent to distribute, United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced today.  

          According to court documents and statements made in court, on February 15, 2018, a New Hampshire State Police trooper patrolling I-95 stopped Britton for driving violations.  Upon contact with Britton, the trooper smelled marijuana emanating from the vehicle and observed a marijuana “blunt” in plain view in the center console.  During a consensual search, the trooper located a backpack containing 1015 grams of cocaine.  Britton was placed under arrest.  After his arrest, Britton admitted that he was transporting the cocaine from New Jersey to Maine.

          Britton is scheduled to be sentenced on December 16, 2019.

          “Interstate drug trafficking presents a serious threat to the health and safety of our citizens,” said U.S. Attorney Murray.  “It is imperative that we interrupt the interstate transportation of cocaine and other dangerous drugs. I commend the New Hampshire State Police for their diligence in preventing over a kilogram of cocaine from being distributed.”

          This matter was investigated by the New Hampshire State Police.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Cam Le.      

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
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Press Release Number: 
19-158
Updated September 5, 2019