A Coos County drug felon faces new charges

A Coos County drug felon serving a minimum 2-year prison sentence for selling fentanyl to a Groveton man who died several hours later faces new charges after being indicted by a grand jury for possession of child pornography. At Coos Superior Court, Mason R. Therriault, 30, currently housed in the Northern Correctional Facility in Berlin, was indicted on 10 Class A felony counts of possessing child sexual abuse images. On Oct. 5, 2022, the same day prosecutors said the drug buyer died, Therriault allegedly had in his possession images of pre-pubescent females engaging in sex acts, according to the indictments that were publicly released on Monday. In New Hampshire, a Class A felony count is punishable by a maximum state prison sentence of 7 1/2 to 15 years. Since February, Therriault has been serving time for selling the deadly dose of fentanyl to Evan Laundry, 25.