New U.S. Attorney vows action on opioids

Scott Murray sworn in Monday at federal courthouse in Concord

CONCORD – Newly minted United States Attorney Scott Murray pledged to go after the opioid addiction crisis Monday, shortly after he was sworn in during a Concord ceremony at the

federal courthouse.

“As a career prosecutor, I look forward to working with my federal, state, and local law enforcement partners to combat drug trafficking, violence, and other threats to the safety of the residents of the Granite State,” Murray said. “Close cooperation is absolutely critical if we are to effectively address crime associated with the current opioid crisis.”

Murray has been a prosecutor throughout his legal career, serving as Merrimack County Attorney since 2011.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to serve as the United States Attorney,” Murray said.

Murray, who took the reigns of the federal prosecutor’s office, was appointed by President Donald Trump last year and confirmed by the Senate two weeks ago.

Trump asked for all U.S. Attorney’s to resign when he took office. Emily Gray Rice, the Obama Administration appointee to the post resigned last year. She is now the city solicitor for Manchester.

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