LACONIA — A local man has been given a suspended sentence after pleading guilty to possession of an opioid drug.

Alexander Allen, 28, of Batchelder Street, in Laconia, pleaded guilty in Belknap Superior Court to a charge of possession of fentanyl.

Judge James D. O’Neill III sentence Allen to 1½ to three years, but suspended all the time on condition of 1 year of good behavior. He also ordered Allen to be on probation for one year.

Another condition of the sentence is that Allen is required to participate in any counseling, treatment or education program recommended by corrections officials.

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