Goffstown man pleads guilty to fentanyl charge

CONCORD — Jonathan Felch, 37, of Goffstown, pleaded guilty in federal court to participating in a fentanyl drug trafficking conspiracy, U.S. Attorney Scott Murray said.

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 Felch regularly obtained fentanyl from a source in Lawrence, Massachusetts and then sold the fentanyl in New Hampshire.

On April 6, 2018, investigators learned Felch intended to travel from New Hampshire to Lawrence to purchase drugs. Agents conducted surveillance of Felch and observed him meet with another individual in Lawrence. Later that day, Felch returned to New Hampshire in a vehicle that was stopped in Manchester for a motor vehicle violation. Officers later located approximately 18 grams of fentanyl and a digital scale in the vehicle.

Felch is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 12.

“Interstate fentanyl traffickers make a deadly drug available for sale in New Hampshire,” Murray said. “The results have been disastrous. It is imperative that we stop the flow of fentanyl into the Granite State by arresting and prosecuting those who engage in this dangerous activity.”