City man gets 68-month sentence for trafficking fentanyl in Rochester

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Craig Wiggin (Rochester Police photo)

CONCORD - A Rochester man was sentenced to 68 months in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, the U.S. Attorneys Office announced on Wednesday.

According to court documents and statements made in court, in July 2021, Craig Wiggin, 44, conspired with other individuals to sell quantities of fentanyl to an individual cooperating with the FBI and to an FBI Task Force Officer, who was acting in an undercover capacity as a drug customer. The drug sales occurred at various locations in Rochester, and totaled approximately 225 grams of fentanyl.

"Fentanyl continues to be a major threat to the safety of New Hampshire citizens. Those individuals who choose to distribute the drug in New Hampshire will be vigorously prosecuted," said U.S. Attorney Jane E. Young.

"Today's sentence should put other drug traffickers who are following in Craig Wiggin's footsteps on notice that the FBI and our law enforcement partners are working together to identify, disrupt, and remove from our communities anyone who peddles deadly fentanyl," said Joseph R. Bonavolonta, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Boston Division.

Wiggin has a long criminal history, including a conviction for sexual assault on a child in 1999.

He was also found guilty of felony theft in Barrington in August 2013. While in prison, he was convicted of trafficking drugs to fellow inmates.

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