New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
June 22, 2018

Danielle Sakowski, Assistant Attorney General
(603) 271-3671
John Harding, Assistant Attorney General

State v. Tanya Palmer

New Hampshire Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald, Berlin Police Chief Peter Morency, Manchester Police Chief Enoch F. Willard, and Associate Special Agent in Charge Jon C. DeLena of the United State Drug Enforcement Administration – Manchester Division, jointly announce the indictment of Tanya Palmer, age 44, of Manchester, for Acts Prohibited relating to the sale and possession of the controlled drug fentanyl.

On June 15, 2018, Palmer was indicted by the Hillsborough County Grand Jury (Northern District) on charges of Conspiracy to Sell a Controlled Drug, Sale of a Controlled Drug, Possession of a Controlled Drug with the Intent to Sell, and Sale of a Controlled Drug with Death Resulting. The Death Resulting indictment alleges that on February 23, 2017, Palmer did knowingly dispense fentanyl to Marc Theberge, age 43 of Berlin, who died from ingesting that drug.

The charge of Sale of a Controlled Drug with Death Resulting carries with it a possible maximum sentence of life imprisonment in the State Prison with the possibility of parole.

These indictments came after a joint investigation by the Berlin Police Department and the DEA’s Manchester Office, with the assistance of the Manchester Police Department and the Office of the Attorney General.

The charges and allegations in the indictment are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

It is anticipated that Palmer will be arraigned in the Hillsborough County Superior Court (Northern District) in July of 2018.

New Hampshire Department of Justice
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Telephone: 603-271-3658