Manchester Man, Adam W. Gagnon Pleads Guilty to Fentanyl Trafficking
CONCORD (STL.News) Adam W. Gagnon, 43, of Manchester, pleaded guilty in federal court on Wednesday to possession of fentanyl with intent to distribute, United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced today.
According to court documents and statements made in court, on January 30, 2020, Manchester police detectives received information that Gagnon would be travelling to Lawrence, Massachusetts in an Uber to pick up a significant quantity of fentanyl for distribution. There were several outstanding warrants for Gagnon’s arrest. Detectives observed Gagnon travel to Lawrence in an Uber, enter a building for approximately 10 minutes and get into another Uber to head northbound. Detectives stopped the vehicle, arrested Gagnon on the warrants, and observed a cellophane wrapped package at Gagnon’s feet. The Uber driver consented to a search of the vehicle and the package was seized. A lab later confirmed the package contained over 480 grams of fentanyl.
Gagnon is scheduled to be sentenced on May 28, 2021.
“Those who bring large quantities of fentanyl into New Hampshire are endangering public safety,” said U.S. Attorney Murray. “In order to protect our communities, Operation S.O.S.