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Groveton woman pleads guilty to fentanyl trafficking

September 24. 2018 10:39PM

CONCORD — A Groveton woman has pleaded guilty to participating in a fentanyl trafficking conspiracy, the U.S. Attorneys office said Monday.

Meredith Willey, 38, is scheduled for sentencing on Jan. 3.

Willey was a passenger in a car that was under Drug Enforcement Administration surveillance and was on its way back from Lawrence, Mass., on March 1. Agents following the car called a New Hampshire State Police trooper who was patrolling Interstate 93 and who stopped the car for a traffic violation.

Willey consented to a search of the car, where troopers found a hidden compartment containing approximately 240 grams of fentanyl, U.S. Attorney Scott W. Murray said in a release.

Willey admitted that she and the driver had purchased fentanyl in Lawrence and resold the drug in New Hampshire, according to the release.

“Fentanyl continues to pose a significant threat to our state,” Murray said. “We are committed to stopping the flow of fentanyl into New Hampshire.”

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