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Rochester Man Pleads Guilty To Fentanyl And Heroin Trafficking

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

          CONCORD - United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced today that Andrew Lynch, 37, of Rochester, pleaded guilty to distributing fentanyl and heroin.

          According to court documents and statements made in court, on two occasions in May and June of 2017, Lynch sold an individual cooperating with the Drug Enforcement Administration a total of 190 pills that contained quantities of fentanyl and heroin.

          The types of pills involved in this case are commonly referred to as “dirty 30s.” These pills are extremely dangerous because they are often sold as 30 milligram oxycodone pills to individuals who are unaware that the pills actually contain fentanyl and/or heroin. 

          Lynch is scheduled to be sentenced on December 12, 2018. 

          “Fentanyl and heroin are deadly drugs that have caused grave damage to our community,” said U.S. Attorney Murray.  “When individuals buy pills on the street, they are putting themselves at risk because the pills may not be legitimate and could be extremely dangerous.  In order to protect the citizens of New Hampshire, we work closely with our law enforcement partners to identify and prosecute drug dealers who sell these dangerous substances.”

          This investigation was conducted by the DEA.  Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Cole Davis is prosecuting the case.




Updated September 4, 2018

Drug Trafficking
Press Release Number: 18-162