Manchester woman pleads guilty to fentanyl, cocaine distribution conspiracy

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CONCORD — A Manchester woman pleaded guilty today in federal court for her role in a conspiracy to distribute fentanyl and cocaine, according to U.S. Attorney Jane E. Young.

Katie Girgus, age 30, is the second of 22 defendants in the conspiracy to enter a guilty plea.

She admitted to one count of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, namely fentanyl and cocaine.

U.S. District Court Judge Samantha Elliott set Girgus’s sentencing for April 30.

Girgus was indicted on April 26 after being accused of selling approximately 50 grams of fentanyl and 3.5 grams of crack cocaine from June to November of last year.

Court documents reveal that customers would contact a “dispatch” line to order narcotics, speaking with a dispatcher who would then connect them with Girgus to finalize the drug sale.

She typically met customers in Manchester, often conducting transactions inside her car after picking up buyers at specified locations.

The sentencing statute allows for a maximum of 20 years in prison, a minimum of three years of supervised release, and a fine up to $1,000,000.

Sentences are determined by a federal district court judge based on the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and relevant statutes.

The investigation leading to Girgus’s indictment and guilty plea was spearheaded by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Drug Enforcement Administration, with the Manchester Police Department providing significant support.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Aaron Gingrande and Jarad Hodes are prosecuting the case.

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