News Release
For Immediate Release
October 04, 2010
Contact: Special Agent Tony Pettigrew
Number: 617-557-2138

Manchester Man Sentenced on Charges of Conspiracy to Possess With Intent to Distribute Marijuana and Possession with Intent to Distribute Oxycodone

OCT 04 -- CONCORD, NH : David Coulombe, 29, of Manchester, New Hampshire, appeared in United

States District Court on Friday and was sentenced to 96 months in federal prison. Coulombe pled guilty on June 23, 2010 to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana and possession with intent to distribute Oxycodone. Upon completion of his prison term, he will be placed on supervised release for three years announced Steven W. Derr, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration for New England and United States Attorney John P. Kacavas.

An investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration revealed that a Canadian organization was using Canadian couriers to transport marijuana into the United States for distribution. On February 24, 2009, agents observed co-conspirators travel to a restaurant and then to a residence in Manchester, NH. The defendant, David Coulombe, was seen exiting the residence and loading a large bag into a car. Manchester Police subsequently stopped the car. The officers approached the driver’s side window and detected a strong odor of marijuana and indentified a large black duffle bag on the back seat of the car. The officers called for a drug detection dog who indicated the presence of drugs within the car. Police obtained a search warrant and determined that the duffle bag contained 100 bags of marijuana. The officers also located additional baggies in the vehicle containing both marijuana and 203 oxycontin pills marked “OC 80.” The baggies of marijuana weighed a total of 57 pounds and a lab analysis of the pills determined that each pill contained 80 milligrams of the narcotic drug oxycodone.

The Manchester Police Department assisted in this investigation.