Fentanyl Offender Receives 20 Years to Life Sentence in State Prison

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Concord, NH – Attorney General John M. Formella announces that John Santiago a.k.a. Freddy Muniz, age 46, has been sentenced for his conviction of (i) conspiracy to sell fentanyl; and (ii) possession with intent to sell approximately half a kilo of fentanyl. Mr. Santiago was found guilty after a jury trial in September of 2023.

The Hillsborough County Superior Court sentenced Mr. Santiago to a stand-committed sentence of 20 years to life on the charge of conspiracy to sell fentanyl and 20 years to life, suspended for 20 years, on the charge of possession with intent to sell approximately half a kilo of fentanyl.

“Fentanyl represents an urgent threat to New Hampshire, and we remain dedicated to confronting the fentanyl crisis head on throughout the Granite State,” said Attorney General Formella. “This case involved 473 grams of fentanyl, which is enough to kill nearly 250,000 people. The significant sentence imposed by the Court reflects the seriousness of the charges, and we expect it will send a strong message to others who would commit similar offenses.  I would like to thank our trial team, our investigators, and all of our law enforcement partners for their dedication and excellent work on this case.”

This case was prosecuted by Assistant Attorneys General Nicholas Chong Yen and Audriana Mekula and with assistance from our law enforcement partners, including members of the New Hampshire Department of Corrections, Manchester Police Department, and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

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