CONCORD, N.H.  — Trevor Ahearn, 28, of Haverhill was sentenced in federal court to 46 months in prison after pleading guilty to participating in a conspiracy to distribute over 400 grams of fentanyl, United States Attorney Scott W. Murray said.

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.

On each day that Ahearn worked, the organization provided him with at least one 200-gram bag of fentanyl and expected him to sell it and return approximately $6,000 in proceeds. In addition to Ahearn, 33 defendants have been charged with participating in this conspiracy.

Ahearn pleaded guilty on Oct. 23.

"Fentanyl is clearly the most dangerous of the illegal drugs commonly sold in New Hampshire,” Murray said in a press statement. "The transportation of this lethal substance into our state must be stopped. In order to prevent deaths and overdoses, we will remain focused in our effort to arrest, prosecute, and incarcerate the traffickers who are engaged in this deadly trade."

"New Hampshire is in the midst of a devastating opioid crisis, as deaths from fentanyl climb,” said Brian D. Boyle of the Drug Enforcement Administration. "The DEA will continue to use every resource available to identify those like Mr. Ahearn, who are coming from out of state to contribute to this crisis. DEA’s top priority is combating the opioid epidemic by working with our local, county, state and federal law enforcement partners to bring to justice anyone who distributes deadly drugs."

This investigation was conducted by the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force.