Rochester Man Convicted Of Fentanyl Trafficking Charges Sentenced To 60 Months In Federal Prison
CONCORD – Acting United States Attorney John J. Farley announced today that Casey Jones, 41, formerly of Rochester, New Hampshire, was sentenced to five years in federal prison for fentanyl trafficking.
Statements made in court and court filings established that during the late evening hours of March 31, 2016, a New Hampshire State Police Trooper on patrol in Dover, New Hampshire observed the defendant driving his vehicle erratically. As a result, the trooper conducted a traffic stop of the defendant’s vehicle. During the course of the traffic stop, $2,266 in cash was located on the defendant’s person. A search of the defendant’s vehicle at the scene resulted in the seizure of a digital scale, cell phone, plastic baggies commonly used for packaging narcotics, and hypodermic needles. The vehicle was towed to the New Hampshire State Police barracks and a search warrant was obtained for the vehicle. During the search, over 77 grams of fentanyl were found in a duffle bag within the vehicle.
In September of 2017, Jones pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of fentanyl with the intent to distribute. Upon his release from federal prison, Jones will serve a period of three years of supervised release.
“The United States Attorney’s Office is committed to working with our local, state and federal law enforcement partners to address the significant presence of heroin and fentanyl in New Hampshire,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Farley. “We will continue to target those who are distributing these deadly drugs in the streets of New Hampshire and to prosecute drug trafficking offenses aggressively. I commend the Trooper whose work prevented a significant amount of fentanyl from being distributed in New Hampshire.”
The investigation was conducted by the New Hampshire State Police. Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Cole Davis prosecuted the case.