New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
May 16, 2017

Jesse O'Neill, Assistant Attorney General
Criminal Justice Bureau
(603) 271-3671
Danielle Horgan, Assistant Attorney General

Morgen Chapman to be Arraigned on Charge of Acts Prohibited – Death Resulting for Selling a Drug that Caused the Death of Violetta Monastyrskaya in Pembroke on April 2, 2016

New Hampshire Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald and Pembroke Police Chief Dwayne Gilman announce the indictment of Morgen Chapman, age 31, of Concord for Acts Prohibited relating to the dispensing of the controlled drug fentanyl.

On April 21, 2017, Chapman was indicted by the Grand Jurors of Merrimack County sitting in Concord for dispensing fentanyl which caused the death of Violetta Monastyrskaya, age 21, on April 2, 2016. The Pembroke Police Department has been actively investigating this case since Monastyrskaya’s death. The charge carries a possible maximum sentence of life in state prison with the possibility of parole.

Chapman will be arraigned in Concord at the Merrimack County Superior Court on the morning of May 17, 2017.

New Hampshire Department of Justice
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