Goshen Man Sentenced for Possession of Controlled Drugs
Fentanyl Discovered During Search
Frank Merrill, 36 of Goshen, NH, was sentenced in Sullivan Superior Court on September 4, to serve a 1 to 3 year term of incarceration at the New Hampshire State Prison for possession of the controlled drug fentanyl. Merrill, as part of the sentence, will be screened for drug and alcohol treatment needs.
Merrill’s conviction stems from an investigation commenced by the New Hampshire Department of Corrections and the Claremont Police Department. On October 13, 2018, Merrill’s vehicle was searched by the New Hampshire Department of Corrections. During the course of the search Probation and Parole Officer Frederick Boggess located a quantity packages bundled together with rubber bands, said the County Attorney’s office. Said evidence was turned over to the Claremont Police Department where it was subsequently sent to the New Hampshire State Forensic Laboratory for further testing. After testing, it was determined that Merrill possessed approximately 51 wax paper packages containing the controlled drug fentanyl.
The New Hampshire Department of Corrections, Probation/Parole, along with Claremont Police Department conducted this investigation, and the case was prosecuted by Deputy Sullivan County Attorney Justin Hersh.