CONCORD, N.H. — A man has been sentenced in federal court in New Hampshire to over three years in prison for distributing fentanyl in Manchester last year.

Prosecutors say 26-year-old Michael Soto-Hernandez, who was sentenced Tuesday, had pleaded guilty to two drug charges in June.

Court records say investigators used a cooperating individual to make purchases of heroin from Soto-Hernandez in 2016. Subsequent lab results showed that the substance sold was actually fentanyl, a painkiller that is far stronger than heroin.

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