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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Sanbornton Man Sentenced For Heroin And Fentanyl Distribution Conspiracy

            CONCORD, N.H. – Michael Smith, 35, of Sanbornton, New Hampshire, was sentenced to 96 months in federal prison after pleading guilty in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to a federal indictment charging him with eight counts of distribution and one count of conspiracy to distribute the Schedule I controlled substance heroin and the Schedule II controlled substance fentanyl, announced United States Attorney Emily Gray Rice.  

            According to court documents, during a law enforcement investigation, a cooperating individual purchased heroin and/or fentanyl from the defendant on eight occasions. Lab results confirmed that over 20 grams of the substance purchase contained fentanyl, over 57 grams contained heroin and over 19 grams contained a mixture of heroin and fentanyl. Smith obtained controlled substances from multiple sources and distributed to multiple customers, participating in the conspiracy since at least June, 2015.

            U.S. District Judge Paul J. Barbadoro sentenced Smith. In addition to the term of incarceration, Judge Barbadoro ordered Smith to serve, upon his release from prison, a term of supervised release of 3 years.

            The case was investigated by the New Hampshire Drug Task Force and the Drug Enforcement Administration and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Georgiana L. Konesky and Donald Feith.


Drug Trafficking
Updated July 28, 2016