Charges in three cases settled with plea

NASHUA – A plea agreement that involves only suspended prison time but orders the defendant, Krystal Kenny of Manchester, to behave and enter recommended counseling and treatment programs has settled several charges she accumulated in three separate Superior Court cases within 11 months.

Kenny, 35, who has also listed addresses in Rochester, Somersworth and Dover, entered guilty pleas at Tuesday’s hearing to two counts of possession of methylphenidate and one count of possession of fentanyl, all felonies.

She was sentenced to three terms of one to three years each, with all time suspended for five years on condition she abides by the terms of the sentencing order.

The terms include remaining on good behavior and entering any recommended education, treatment or counseling programs. She was also assigned a $350 fine, plus costs, on each of the sentences, which the court suspended pending her compliance with the sentencing order.

The first of the three cases stems from Kenny’s arrest early Christmas morning last year. Police officers who accompanied firefighters to a smoke alarm activation at the Woodspring Suites hotel in Merrimack found drugs and cash in the room in which Kenny was staying with a companion.

Three other charges stemming from that arrest – one count each of possession of methylpenidate with intent to distribute; possession of heroin or fentanyl; and breach of bail conditions – were dropped as part of Tuesday’s agreement.

The second case was opened in late January after Kenny’s arrest on Jan. 26 in Nashua. She was charged with one count of possession of fentanyl.

And the third case stems from her arrest during a Nashua police Granite Shield drug sweep on March 1. She was charged with possession of fentanyl, and was served warrants on alleged offenses that included failure to appear in court in a Merrimack case.

Dean Shalhoup can be reached at 594-1256, or at or @Telegraph_DeanS.