Haverhill Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Charges

U.S. District Court, Concord, N.H. (File photograph.)

Haverhill man Trever Ahearn appeared in federal court to answer to fentanyl distribution charges. (File photograph)

A Haverhill resident pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to distributing fentanyl in New Hampshire.

Twenty-eight-year-old Trevor Ahearn admitted to participating in a conspiracy to distribute more than 400 grams of fentanyl, according to U.S. Attorney Scott W. Murray. Arrested last April along with 44 other suspects in connection to the conspiracy, during which investigators seized 30 kilograms of suspected fentanyl.

According to court documents and statements made in court, a drug trafficking organization employed Ahearn to sell fentanyl to customers from various New England states, including New Hampshire. He was provided with at least one 200-gram bag of fentanyl for each day he worked and was expected to sell it and return approximately $6,000 in proceeds. Ahearn sold at least one 200-gram bag of fentanyl on more than five days. Alongside Ahearn, 33 defendants have been charged with participating in the conspiracy.

Murray said, “Fentanyl trafficking has caused tremendous damage in New Hampshire. In order to protect the citizens of the Granite State, we will continue to work closely with the entire law enforcement community to stop the flow of this deadly drug. It is imperative that we dismantle the criminal organizations that profit from the sale of illegal substances.”

The case was investigated by the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force. Ahearn is scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 31, 2019.