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Dalton man gets 5 years for intending to sell fentanyl

September 13. 2018 11:13PM

CONCORD — A 28-year-old Dalton man was sentenced to five years in federal prison for possessing fentanyl with the intent to distribute, U.S. Attorney Scott W. Murray announced Wednesday.

Jared Peterson pleaded guilty on May 29.

According to court documents and statements made in court, local law enforcement officers from several towns on March 18, 2017, conducted a search of a Franconia apartment.

During that search, officers found 48 grams of fentanyl, prosecutors said.

Peterson later admitted to local police that he had been traveling regularly to Lawrence, Mass., to purchase fentanyl to sell in the Franconia area.

“Fentanyl is a deadly drug that has damaged communities throughout the Granite State,” Murray said in a statement.

“The U.S. Attorney’s Office works closely with all of our law enforcement partners to pursue federal drug trafficking charges against fentanyl dealers who are endangering our state by selling this dangerous substance.”

The Franconia Police Department investigated this case with help from Littleton and Sugar Hill police.


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