CONCORD - A Rochester man was sentenced in federal court on Thursday to more than 16 years for drug trafficking in the Rochester area.
Timothy Lafond, 41, had pleaded guilty to possession of fentanyl with intent to distribute on July 30.
An investigation by DEA revealed that he made a series of fentanyl transactions with individual who were cooperating with the agency in August 2018, according to court records.
Then on Sept 4, 2018, the DEA conducted a motor vehicle stop of Lafond and arrested him as he left his Rochester apartment. During a search of Lafond, agents found several bags of fentanyl. In addition, agents located a backpack belonging to Lafond that contained 1.96 kilograms of fentanyl. Later that day, the DEA executed a search warrant at a storage unit belonging to Lafond. In the storage unit, an officer found another 1.1 kilograms of fentanyl.
"Fentanyl is an incredibly deadly substance that is endangering the lives of people throughout New Hampshire," said U.S. Attorney Scott W. Murray. "By seizing multiple kilograms of fentanyl from this defendant, the DEA may have prevented countless overdoses and deaths. Fentanyl dealers in New Hampshire should take notice of this lengthy sentence. Continuing to sell this lethal drug, will result in arrest and incarceration in a federal prison for a substantial portion of their lives."
Lafond's total sentence is 198 months, or 16 1/2 years.