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Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Farmington Man Pleads Guilty to Fentanyl Trafficking Charges


            CONCORD - Kyle Leavy, 32, of Farmington, pleaded guilty in federal court to fentanyl trafficking charges, United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced today.

             According to court documents and statements made in court, in the fall of 2017, Leavy sold fentanyl to an individual who was cooperating with the FBI on three separate occasions at locations in Rochester, New Hampshire.  During the third drug deal, Leavy sold more than 40 grams of fentanyl.

      Leavy pleaded guilty to three counts of distributing a controlled substance.  He is scheduled to be sentenced on October 16, 2018.

             “Fentanyl traffickers pose a substantial risk to public safety,” said U.S. Attorney Murray.  “Because this deadly substance has caused major damage to our community, we will work tirelessly with our law enforcement partners to identify and prosecute those who are responsible for distributing fentanyl in the Granite State.”

            "With today’s plea, Mr. Leavy is accepting responsibility for his role in the opioid crisis. However, there’s much more work to be done. The  FBI’s Safe Streets Gang Task Force will not stop until we have leveraged every available resource to identify others like him who are flooding our communities with  fentanyl, preying on people’s addictions, and contributing to their deaths,” said Harold H. Shaw, Special Agent in Charge, FBI Boston Division.

            This matter was investigated by the FBI New Hampshire Safe Streets Gang Task Force.  The Task Force is comprised of the FBI, the New Hampshire State Police, New Hampshire Probation and Parole, and the Police Departments of Hudson, Manchester, and Nashua.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Shane B. Kelbley.

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