CONCORD, N.H. – John J. Farley, Acting United States Attorney for the District of New Hampshire, announced that Jeffrey Lamarche, 39, of Ossipee, was sentenced to serve eight years in federal prison for his role in a conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute fentanyl.
According to court documents and statements in court, on May 24, 2016, Lamarche was a passenger in a vehicle stopped by a New Hampshire State Police trooper. After making various observations about Lamarche, the trooper asked if he would consent to a search. Lamarche consented. When the trooper asked the defendant to squat and stand up, seven cellophane packages fell from his right pant leg. Lab results later confirmed that the packages contained 44.6 grams of fentanyl and 5.8 grams of cocaine.
“The United States Attorney’s Office is committed to working with all of our law enforcement partners to stop the distribution of fentanyl,” Acting U.S. Attorney Farley said. “Those who choose to sell dangerous substances are jeopardizing the lives of the people in our communities. While people suffering from addiction need treatment, we will continue to target and prosecuted individuals involved in drug trafficking.”
The case was investigated by the New Hampshire State Police and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Georgiana L. Konesky.