CONCORD – Derek Wright, 32, of Bristol, pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiracy to distribute, and possess with intent to distribute, controlled substances, Acting United States Attorney John J. Farley announced today.
According to court documents and statements made in court, on multiple occasions between May 18, 2020, and September 17, 2020, Wright purchased fentanyl from a supplier and re-sold it to customers in New Hampshire. Wright was arrested on an outstanding warrant on September 17, 2020. During a lawful search of Wright’s vehicle, officers found over 30 grams of fentanyl, approximately 10 small bags of methamphetamine and other items indicative of drug distribution. Wright later admitted to purchasing 50-60 grams of fentanyl at a time, which he re-sold to customers for profit.
Wright is scheduled to be sentenced on August 16, 2021.
“Drug traffickers who peddle fentanyl and methamphetamine are attempting to profit from the sale of dangerous substances,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Farley. “Their unlawful actions pose a serious risk to public health and safety. To protect our community from these deadly drugs, we are working closely with our law enforcement partners to put drug dealers in the Granite State out of business.”
This matter was investigated by the New Hampshire State Police, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, and the Tilton Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Georgiana L. MacDonald.