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Plymouth Man Sentenced to 30 Months for Fentanyl Trafficking

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New Hampshire

          CONCORD – United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced that Steven Moore, 36, of Plymouth, New Hampshire, was sentenced to 30 months in prison for participating in a conspiracy to distribute fentanyl.

          Court filings and statements made in court established that Moore and Samantha Merrifield arranged to sell approximately 50 grams of fentanyl to an undercover police officer on October 10, 2018.

          Moore previously pleaded guilty on December 18 2018.

          Merrifield will be sentenced on June 26, 2019.    

          “Fentanyl distribution is a serious problem throughout the Granite State,” said U.S. Attorney Murray. “We will continue to work with our law enforcement partners to identify, arrest, and incarcerate drug dealers who choose to engage in this illegal and dangerous trade in New Hampshire.”  

          “The state of New Hampshire is faced with a fentanyl crisis unlike ever before,” 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 Drug Enforcement Administration and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Georgiana L. Konesky.



Updated March 27, 2019

Drug Trafficking
Press Release Number: 19-040