Manchester man pleads guilty to fentanyl trafficking

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CONCORD - A Manchester man pleaded guilty in federal court to distributing fentanyl, the U.S. Attorneys Office reported on Tuesday.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on September 15, 2020, a cooperating source told a Nashua police detective that Antwone Francis, 31, was selling fentanyl in Nashua and provided pricing and a telephone number.

The following month an undercover law enforcement officer called Francis and arranged to purchase fentanyl from him at a fast food restaurant in Merrimack.

Francis is scheduled to be sentenced in March.

"Fentanyl is a deadly substance that continues to cause grave damage communities throughout New Hampshire," said Acting U.S. Attorney John J. Farley. "By identifying and prosecuting the drug dealers who are selling fentanyl and other dangerous drugs, we are seeking to improve public safety in the Granite State."

This matter was investigated by the Nashua Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Joachim H. Barth.

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