Bow man pleads guilty to federal drug charge

Monitor staff
Published: 8/7/2020 3:40:15 PM
Modified: 8/7/2020 3:40:03 PM

A Bow man has pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Concord to trafficking fentanyl in New Hampshire last year.

Michael Briand, 29, is scheduled to be sentenced for the federal crime on Nov. 19.

According to court documents, Nashua police learned in August 2019 that Briand and an accomplice were selling fentanyl in the city.

A confidential informant arranged to buy an unspecified quantity of the drug in the bathroom of a fast food restaurant. Following the sale, detectives arrested Briand.

The case was investigated as part of Operation Synthetic Opioid Surge, which Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced in summer 2018 to combat opioid sales and deaths in the country.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in New Hampshire is focusing its efforts on prosecuting drug trafficking cases in Hillsborough County.


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