Dover Man Sentenced to 18 Months for Fentanyl Trafficking Charges

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            CONCORD – Marc Martin, 44, of Dover, was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for  two counts of possession of fentanyl with intent to distribute, Acting United States Attorney John J. Farley announced today.

            According to court documents and statements made in court, in June of 2019, Dover police were notified that Martin was suspected of distributing drugs from his Dover apartment.  On June 19, 2019, detectives conducted surveillance of Martin’s apartment and observed a male enter and leave the apartment within a few minutes.  Officers confronted the male and he admitted he had just purchased fentanyl from Martin in the apartment.  After obtaining a search warrant, officers entered the apartment and located over 32 grams of fentanyl, drug packaging, and a cell phone that contained evidence of drug activity. 

            On January 14, 2020, the same detectives followed Martin as he drove to Massachusetts and pulled into a parking lot in Amesbury.  After a brief period, Martin drove northbound back to New Hampshire, where he was stopped for speeding.  During the stop, Martin admitted he had drugs with him and relinquished a bag containing over 39 grams of fentanyl.

            Martin previously pleaded guilty on August 25, 2021.

            “Fentanyl traffickers continue to cause serious harm to communities throughout New Hampshire,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Farley.  “To protect the public from the grave harm caused by fentanyl, we will continue to work closely with the Dover Police Department and all of our law enforcement partners to identify and prosecute the drug dealers who are selling fentanyl and other deadly substances in the Granite State.”

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             This matter was investigated by the Dover Police Department.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Joachim H. Barth.

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