Deadly Fentanyl Disguised As Prescription Pills – Hartford Courant

When a Hamden man texted his dealer for four 30-milligram oxycodone in March, he may not have known what he was actually buying.

It wasn’t until after the 30-year-old man died that it was discovered those pills were dangerous counterfeits.

An autopsy revealed the victim, not identified by authorities, overdosed on drugs including fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid 50 to 100 times stronger (more…)

Former Boscawen man sentenced for trafficking oxycodone – Concord Monitor

A former Boscawen man was sentenced Monday to more than four years in federal prison for trafficking oxycodone.

Patrick J. Brooks II, 37, was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Concord on a charge of possession of oxycodone with intent to distribute, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office. Brooks will be on supervised release for three years following his release from prison.

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2 get lengthy prison terms in oxycodone trafficking ring – Caledonian Record

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Two people have received lengthy prison sentences for their roles in a large-scale oxycodone trafficking ring in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Samuel Garcia was sentenced Tuesday to 15 years, eight months, in federal prison; Jennifer Nunez was sentenced to 11 years.

Prosecutors say they and others were arrested following an investigation that ended in 2014 and used cooperating individuals who (more…)