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Apr 26, 2016 4:03 PM

Sanbornton man would spend 8 years behind bars for selling heroin under plea deal

CONCORD - A Sanbornton man would spend eight years behind bars for dealing heroin and Fentanyl as part of a plea deal with federal prosecutors.

Michael Smith, 35, pleaded guilty in federal court to eight counts of distribution and one count of conspiracy to distribute heroin and Fentanyl, U.S. Attorney Emily Gray Rice said.

During the investigation, an informant bought these opioids from Smith eight time. Lab results confirmed that over 20 grams of the drugs bought by the informant contained Fentanyl, over 57 grams contained heroin, and over 19 grams contained a mixture of both drugs. Officials said Smith obtained these drugs from multiple sources and sold them to multiple customers, participating in the conspiracy since June 2015.

Smith will be sentenced July 27 where the court will decide whether to accept the plea deal.

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