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Nashua man pleads guilty to fentanyl trafficking

July 20. 2018 7:15PM

CONCORD — A Nashua man pleaded guilty in federal court to a fentanyl trafficking charge, U.S. Attorney Scott Murray announced Friday.

Arthur Voutselas, 27, will be sentenced Oct. 26. As part of the plea, he forfeited $12,955 in cash to the federal government.

According to court documents, Voutselas sold small amounts of cocaine in January 2018 to someone who was working with federal law enforcement.

Last February, a state court judge granted a search warrant for Voutselas’ Nashua residence. The search turned up 76 grams of fentanyl, more than $10,000 in cash and other items used for trafficking narcotics — items including a scale, a ledger and bagging materials.

Voutselas was arrested Feb. 21, 2018, and has been in federal custody ever since.

“The deadly impact of fentanyl trafficking is being felt each day throughout the Granite State,” Murray said in a statement. “The U.S. Attorney’s Office is committed to working closely with all of our law enforcement partners to protect lives and promote public safety. We will concentrate our efforts on identifying and prosecuting those who are selling this dangerous substance.”

The federal Drug Enforcement Administration and Nashua Police Department investigated the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Charles L. Rombeau prosecuted it.

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