Keene Man Sentenced On Drug Charges

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 CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE –Acting United States Attorney John J. Farley announced today that Ryan Williams, age 31, formerly of Keene, New Hampshire was sentenced to serve seven years in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute over a kilogram of heroin.

After a lengthy investigation, law enforcement officers determined that over the course of several years, Williams conspired to distribute over nine kilograms of heroin to numerous individuals in the Keene, New Hampshire area and that Williams obtained the heroin from co-conspirators in Lawrence, Massachusetts.  On March 29, 2015, when law enforcement arrested Williams during a traffic stop, he had over half a kilogram of heroin in his possession. Subsequently, while on pretrial release on state charges, Williams was arrested on July 21, 2015 after he failed to appear for a court proceeding.  Law enforcement officers located Williams at a residence in Keene where police seized a digital scale, cash, and 5.5 grams of fentanyl.


Williams was indicted in federal court on August 6, 2015.  He pleaded guilty to the charge on August 3, 2016.


“The United States Attorney’s Office is committed to working with our local, state and federal law enforcement partners to address the opioid crisis in New Hampshire by continuing to identify and target drug traffickers who are responsible for the distribution of large quantities of heroin and fentanyl in New Hampshire.  We will continue to work each day to identify and prosecute drug traffickers who seek to profit from selling these drugs that are killing our citizens and damaging the fabric of our communities,” Acting U.S. Attorney Farley said.

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