CONCORD - A Concord woman has pleaded guilty in federal court to fentanyl trafficking, the U.S. Attorneys Office said today.
According to court documents and statements made in court, between late 2017 and Dec. 18, 2018, the DEA and New Hampshire State Police conducted an investigation of drug trafficking by Sasha Rand, 34, and her husband, Derek Rand, who used New Hampshire-based drug couriers to obtain fentanyl in Massachusetts for distribution in New Hampshire.
During the investigation, law enforcement officers seized over one kilogram of fentanyl from members of this drug trafficking organization. Both Rands were arrested in December 2018 as part of a DEA-led takedown of fentanyl traffickers in the Rochester area.
Derek Rand was sentenced in December 2019 to serve 90 months in federal prison. Sasha Rand is scheduled to be sentenced on Dec.21.
This matter was investigated by the DEA, New Hampshire State Police and the Dover Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Davis.