(STL.News) – Jai Britt, 45, of Manchester, was sentenced to 120 months in federal prison for drug trafficking on Wednesday, United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced today.
According to court documents and statements made in court, in November, 2018, a cooperating individual disclosed to the Manchester Police Department that Britt had been selling the individual crack cocaine and heroin multiple times per week over the past month.
On November 29, 2018, at the direction of law enforcement officers, the cooperating individual made a call to Britt to purchase drugs and then purchased fentanyl from Britt at Britt’s apartment.
On December 11, 2018, Britt was arrested outside his apartment. During a search of his apartment, officers found approximately 135grams of crack cocaine, 194 grams of cocaine, and 1.5 grams of heroin.
“Drug traffickers cause tremendous damage to public health and safety,” said U.S. Attorney Murray. “Through Operation S.O.S., we are working with the Manchester Police Department and other law enforcement partners to identify, prosecute, and incarcerate the drug traffickers who are jeopardizing public safety with their unlawful conduct.”
This matter was investigated by the Manchester Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Joachim Barth.
This case is part of Operation Synthetic Opioid Surge (S.O.S.). In July of 2018, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the creation of S.O.S., which is being implemented in the District of New Hampshire and nine other federal districts. The goal of S.O.S. is to combat the large number of overdoses and deaths associated with fentanyl and other synthetic opioids. In New Hampshire, the U.S. Attorney’s Office is focusing its efforts on prosecuting synthetic opioid trafficking cases arising in Hillsborough County, which includes Manchester and Nashua.