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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 26, 2018

North Haverhill Woman Pleads Guilty to Participating in Fentanyl Trafficking Conspiracy

            CONCORD - Amy Reardon, 33, of North Haverhill, pleaded guilty in federal court to participating in a fentanyl drug trafficking conspiracy, United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced today.

             According to court documents and statements made in court, as a result of an ongoing drug trafficking investigation, agents and task force officers with the Drug Enforcement Administration learned that on March 14, 2018, the defendant intended to travel from New Hampshire to a location in Lawrence, Massachusetts to purchase 140 grams of a controlled substance.  Agents conducted surveillance in the area of the transaction and observed the defendant’s vehicle arrive and depart the area.

             The agents informed a New Hampshire State Trooper patrolling Interstate Route 93 about their surveillance observations. The trooper stopped the vehicle for a traffic violation and identified the driver and Reardon as the sole passenger in the vehicle.  During questioning by the trooper,  Reardon admitted that she had fentanyl in her possession and later was found to have approximately 143 grams of fentanyl.              

            Reardon is scheduled to be sentenced on January 4, 2019.

            “Fentanyl is a deadly drug that is causing untold damage throughout the Granite State,” said U.S. Attorney Murray.  “As this investigation shows, the law enforcement community is working together to identify and prosecute those who are bringing fentanyl into our state.”

            The case was a collaborative investigation that involved the DEA; the New Hampshire State Police; the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office; the Nashua Police Department; the Massachusetts State Police; the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office; the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office; the Essex County District Attorney’s Office; the Internal Revenue Service; Immigration and

            Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations; United States Customs and Border Protection Boston Field Office; the United States Marshals Service; the United States Department of State’s Diplomatic Security Service; the Manchester Police Department; the Lisbon Police Department; the Littleton Police Department; the Seabrook Police Department; the Haverhill (MA) Police Department; the Methuen (MA) Police Department; the Lowell (MA) Police Department; and the Maine State Police.

            The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Georgiana L. Konesky, Seth R. Aframe and Debra M. Walsh.

            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.  

 

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Opioids
Component(s): 
Press Release Number: 
18-185
Updated September 26, 2018