Guilty! More Than 5 Grams of Carfentanil Could Mean 30 Years in Prison for NH Man
MANCHESTER — A New Hampshire man has been convicted of possessing more than five grams of carfentanil with the intent to sell.
A jury on Friday found Jon Orme, 30, guilty of the drug possession charge but acquitted him on a charge of being a felon in possession of a deadly weapon.
On May 4, 2017, a search warrant was executed at 194 Beach Hill Ave., Apt. 11, Manchester, where Orme was believed to be selling carfentanil.
Officers found Orme in the living room, near the drugs, over $10,000 in cash, and two 20-gauge shotgun shells.
Also, a sawed-off shotgun was found in the kitchen.
Carfentanil is a synthetic opioid approximately 10,000 times more potent than morphine and 100 times more potent than fentanyl.
The maximum possible penalty for possession of more than five grams of carfentanil with the intent to sell is 15-30 years in prison and a $500,000 fine.
Orme’s is scheduled to be sentenced in Hillsborough County Superior Court North on April 24.
This case was a result of a joint investigation and collaboration by the Manchester Police Department, the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, and the New Hampshire Department of Justice’s Drug Prosecution Unit.