ROCHESTER — A woman from Rochester has been sentenced to 60 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute fentanyl and methamphetamine in New Hampshire.
Jennelle Brown, 38, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Joseph N. Laplante on Tuesday.
Brown’s co-defendant, Bradford Sargent, also pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute fentanyl and methamphetamine and will be sentenced on July 6, 2023.
According to U.S. Attorney Jane E. Young, Brown and Sargent sold drugs multiple times from their hotel room in Portsmouth.
When law enforcement searched their room, they uncovered large quantities of money, drugs, and drug ledgers.
Searches of two vehicles, storage units, and safety deposit boxes uncovered more currency and drugs.
In total, law enforcement seized over $130,000, 1.3 kilograms of fentanyl, almost 650 grams of methamphetamine, and smaller amounts of cocaine.
“Today’s sentence sends a message to the defendant and other drug traffickers that such illegal conduct will be prosecuted and will result in significant periods of incarceration,” said Young. “The outstanding collaborative efforts of federal and local law enforcement stopped those drugs from entering the community.”
Brown pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute fentanyl and methamphetamine on January 18, 2023.