CONCORD — A Manchester man pleaded guilty in federal court this week to selling fentanyl out of a Queen City apartment in 2018, prosecutors said.

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David Nguyen, 37, of Manchester, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Concord to distributing fentanyl, U.S. Attorney Scott Murray said in a statement. Nguyen is scheduled to be sentenced on Dec. 17.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on Nov. 1, 2018, an individual cooperating with law enforcement officers arranged to buy fentanyl at Nguyen’s Manchester apartment. According to police, that individual later went to Nguyen’s apartment and purchased a quantity of the drug.

On Dec. 4, 2018, police executed a search warrant at Nguyen’s apartment, where they located two scales containing drug residue.

“Fentanyl trafficking endangers public health and safety in Manchester and other communities throughout the state of New Hampshire,” Murray said. “Through Operation S.O.S., we are working with the Manchester Police Department and other law enforcement agencies in Hillsborough County to identify and prosecute those who are responsible for selling this deadly drug.”