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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, December 16, 2019

New Jersey Man Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Interstate Cocaine Trafficking

            CONCORD - Shariff Britton, 36, of Jersey City, New Jersey, was sentenced to 60 months in federal prison for 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.  During a later 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 previously pleaded guilty on September 5, 2019.

            “Interstate drug traffickers are causing substantial damage to communities throughout Northern New England,” said U.S. Attorney Murray.  “Thanks to good police work, this drug trafficker is behind bars.  This five-year prison term should serve as a warning to those who seek to profit from this dangerous trade. We will continue to work closely with our partners at New Hampshire State Police to identify and prosecute the drug traffickers who are bringing dangerous drugs into New Hampshire and Maine.”

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

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
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Press Release Number: 
19-224
Updated December 16, 2019