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United States of America v. David Nguyen
Case Number: 1:19-cr-00070-SM
Judge: Steven J. McAuliffe
Court: United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire (Merrimack County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: Joann Barth
Concord, NH - Manchester Man Pleads Guilty to Fentanyl Trafficking
David Nguyen, 37, of Manchester, pleaded guilty in federal court to distributing fentanyl.
According to court documents and statements made in court, on November 1, 2018, a cooperating individual, at the direction of law enforcement officers, arranged to buy fentanyl at Nguyen’s apartment. The cooperating individual later went to Nguyen’s apartment and purchased a quantity of fentanyl.
On December 4, 2018, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at Nguyen’s apartment, where they located two scales with drug residue.
"Fentanyl trafficking endangers public health and safety in Manchester and other communities throughout the State of New Hampshire,” said U.S. Attorney Murray. “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.”
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Joachim Barth.
This case is part of Operation Synthetic Opioid Surge (S.O.S.). In July of 2018, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the creation of S.O.S., which is being implemented in the District of New Hampshire and nine other federal districts. The goal of S.O.S. is to combat the large number of overdoses and deaths associated with fentanyl and other synthetic opioids. In New Hampshire, the U.S. Attorney’s Office is focusing its efforts on prosecuting synthetic opioid trafficking cases arising in Hillsborough County, which includes Manchester and Nashua.
Outcome: 09/10/2019 Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Steven J. McAuliffe: CHANGE OF PLEA HEARING held on 9/10/2019 as to David Nguyen (1): Defendant sworn and advised of rights/charges. No objection to offer of proof. Defendant enters a guilty plea as to Count 1. Court accepts guilty plea. Court defers acceptance of stipulations as to a specific sentence contained in the plea agreement until time of sentencing. Defendant continued to be detained pending sentencing. (Court Reporter: Susan Bateman) (Govt Atty: Joachim Barth) (Defts Atty: Behzad Mirhashem)(Total Hearing Time: 12 minutes) (lw) (Entered: 09/10/2019)