Lancaster man gets five years for drug trafficking offenses

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LANCASTER –– A Lancaster man was sentenced to 60 months in prison and three years of supervised release for drug trafficking, following a guilty plea in May, according to U.S. Attorney Jane E. Young.

Jason Greenlaw, 37, plead guilty on May 16, to four counts of fentanyl distribution and one count of unlawful possession with the intent to distribute fentanyl and methamphetamine.

The sentencing was handed down by U.S. District Court Chief Judge Landya B. McCafferty.

“Drug traffickers in northern New Hampshire continue to pose a state-wide public health and safety threat to all of our residents,” Young said. “Be assured that the tireless work of our local, state and federal law enforcement partners will continue so that drug traffickers like the defendant will be ferreted out, prosecuted and incarcerated.”

DEA Special Agent in Charge Brian D. Boyle echoed Young’s sentiments, stressing the agency’s commitment to dismantling drug trafficking organizations, and highlighting the importance of inter-agency cooperation.

From early-February through late-March of this year, Greenlaw sold quantities of fentanyl to a cooperating individual with the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) at his Lancaster residence.

On April 21, the DEA and other law enforcement agencies executed a search warrant at Greenlaw’s residence, seizing approximately 330 grams of fentanyl, 68 grams of methamphetamine, an unloaded firearm, and about $33,300 in cash.

The investigation was conducted by the DEA’s Manchester Resident Office, New Hampshire’s Attorney Generals’ Drug Task Force and New Hampshire State Police’s Mobile Enforcement Unit.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer C. Davis.

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