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Northfield woman pleads guilty to trafficking fentanyl



Monitor staff
Monday, August 27, 2018

A Northfield woman has pleaded guilty to trafficking fentanyl from Massachusetts to New Hampshire.

Alisha Morin, 30, is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 10 on a charge of participating in a conspiracy to distribute fentanyl.

According to court documents, authorities learned on March 9 that Morin intended to drive to Massachusetts to buy fentanyl, with the intent to then sell it in New Hampshire. Undercover agents conducted surveillance in the area of the sale and observed a hand-to-hand exchange between a known drug trafficker and a front seat passenger of a vehicle, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

The vehicle was tracked to New Hampshire, where a state trooper pulled it over for traffic violations. During a search of the vehicle, police located approximately 31 grams of fentanyl, including some of which hidden in Morin’s bra, authorities said.

Police allege that Morin had ordered over 400 grams of fentanyl from the drug distributors in Massachusetts between Feb. 23 and April 25.

“The deadly impact of fentanyl has been felt in communities throughout the Granite State,” said U.S. Attorney Scott Murray. “In order to protect the public, we will continue to investigate, arrest, and prosecute those who are responsible for distributing this dangerous drug. I commend the law enforcement agencies involved in this investigation for stopping this defendant’s drug trafficking activities.”