Lowell man convicted for selling fentanyl resulting in N.H. man’s death in 2017

A Lowell man was convicted Friday for selling fentanyl to a 25-year-old man in Pelham, N.H., in 2017, resulting in the man’s death, authorities said.

William Luna, 45, was also found guilty by a Hillsborough County Superior Court jury on Class A felony charges of the sale of fentanyl, possession of fentanyl with the intent to distribute, and possession of cocaine, the New Hampshire Attorney General’s office said in a statement.

On June 20, 2017, Nicholas Wells fatally overdosed on fentanyl in his home in Pelham. When police responded, they found evidence revealing Luna had traveled from Massachusetts to sell Wells the drug hours before his death, officials said.


Luna was later arrested with fentanyl and cocaine in a Family Dollar store in Pelham, where he was trying to sell more fentanyl to Wells, who he did not know had died, authorities said.

Luna is scheduled for sentencing on Feb. 13, officials said.

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