CONCORD — A Groveton woman has pleaded guilty in federal court to participating in a fentanyl trafficking conspiracy.
Katie Fysh, 33, was arrested on March 18, with approximately 25 grams of fentanyl according to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s office.
According to court documents and statements made in court, during an ongoing drug trafficking investigation that included court-authorized wiretaps, agents and task force officers with the Drug Enforcement Administration learned that Fysh regularly obtained fentanyl from a source in Lawrence, Mass., and then sold that fentanyl in New Hampshire. On two occasions, the release said a friend of Fysh's suffered non-fatal overdoes after using the fentanyl.
When arrested, authorities said Fysh admitted that she regularly brought fentanyl in Lawrence, Mass., and used another individual to distribute it to customers on her behalf.
She is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 11.
“Interstate fentanyl traffickers have caused great suffering in New Hampshire,” said U.S. Attorney Murray. “The flow of this lethal substance into our state has brought with it a public health crisis of epic proportions. In order to stop this hazardous trade, law enforcement agencies are determined to arrest and aggressively prosecute those responsible.”
This investigation was conducted by the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force. The program is a federal multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional task force that supplies supplemental federal funding to federal and state agencies involved in the identification, investigation and prosecution of major drug trafficking organizations.