CONCORD — A Groveton woman pleaded guilty in federal court to participating in a fentanyl trafficking ring, officials said.
Katie Fysh, 33, of Groveton, is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 11 in U.S. District Court in Concord, U.S. Atty. Scott Murray said.
According to court documents and statements made in court, during an ongoing drug trafficking investigation that included court-authorized wiretaps, agents and task force officers with the Drug Enforcement Administration determined Fysh regularly obtained fentanyl from a source in Lawrence, Mass., then sold it in New Hampshire.
On both March 17 and March 18, 2018, a friend of Fysh’s suffered non-fatal overdoses after using the fentanyl purchased from the source in Lawrence.
Fysh was arrested on March 18, 2018, and police found approximately 25 grams of fentanyl on her person. She admitted that she regularly bought fentanyl in Lawrence and used another individual to distribute it to customers on her behalf.
“Interstate fentanyl traffickers have caused great suffering in New Hampshire,” said Murray. “The flow of this lethal substance into our state has brought with it a public health crisis of epic proportions. In order to stop this hazardous trade, law enforcement agencies are determined to arrest and aggressively prosecute those responsible.”