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            CONCORD – Jared Woodman, 39, of Manchester, pleaded guilty in federal court to distributing controlled substances, United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced today.

            According to court documents and statements made in court, on two occasions in February of 2019, an individual working with law enforcement officers participated in controlled purchases of fentanyl and crack cocaine from Woodman. 

            Woodman is scheduled to be sentenced on March 2, 2021.

            “Drug trafficking impacts the health and safety of the citizens of Manchester,” said U.S. Attorney Murray.  “Through Operation SOS, we are partnering with the Manchester Police Department to target drug dealers in Manchester for federal prosecution in order to improve the quality of life in the Queen City.”

            This matter was investigated by the Manchester Police Department.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Joachim H. Barth.

            This case is part of Operation Synthetic Opioid Surge (S.O.S.).  In July of 2018, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the creation of S.O.S., which is being implemented in the District of New Hampshire and nine other federal districts.  The goal of S.O.S. is to combat the large number of overdoses and deaths associated with fentanyl and other synthetic opioids.   In New Hampshire, the U.S. Attorney’s Office is focusing its efforts on prosecuting synthetic opioid trafficking cases arising in Hillsborough County, which includes Manchester and Nashua. 

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