Man Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin, Fentanyl After NH Traffic Stop
CONCORD — A Connecticut man accused of conspiring to distribute opiates pleaded guilty Thursday.
Acting U.S. Attorney John J. Farley announced today that Anthony Swift, 32, formerly of Hartford, Connecticut, pleaded guilty to participating in a conspiracy to distribute heroin and fentanyl.
Court documents and statements in court showed that on May 23, 2016, N.H. State Police stopped a vehicle traveling on Interstate 95 in which Swift was a passenger.
A search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of 14.46 grams of fentanyl and 120.4 grams of heroin from a duffel bag in the trunk of the vehicle. Swift acknowledged that the drugs had been purchased in Hartford, Connecticut for distribution in Presque Isle, Maine, area.
Swift’s sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 20.
“I commend the State Police for their work in preventing this substantial amount of drugs from being distributed,” Farley said. “The U.S. Attorney’s Office continues to work closely with all of our law enforcement partners to stop the sales of heroin and fentanyl in New England.”
The driver of the vehicle, Emily Bragdon, 20, of Presque Isle, Maine, is scheduled for trial Jan 23.