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Manchester Man Pleads Guilty to Drug and Gun Charges

JUNE 12 (CONCORD, N.H.) –John J. Arvanitis, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration for New England and John P. Kacavas, United States Attorney for the District of New Hampshire announced that Raymond Negron, 32, of Manchester, pled guilty in Court for the District of New Hampshire to four counts of unlawful distribution of oxycodone and cocaine, one count of unlawful possession with the intent to distribute oxycodone and cocaine, the sale of a firearm to a prohibited person, and possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number.

Beginning in December, 2011, law enforcement began an investigation into Negron’s suspected drug trafficking within the city of Manchester. During the course of the investigation, Negron sold quantities of oxycodone tablets and cocaine. During one of the drug sales, Negron also
sold an individual assisting in the investigation a SKS 7.62 caliber rifle that had previously been stolen from a pawn shop in Miami, Florida, knowing the individual had a prior felony conviction.

On March 20, 2012, a search warrant was executed at Negron’s residence. Located in Negron’s residence were additional quantities of oxycodone tablets and cocaine, items used for packaging and distributing narcotics and a “sawed off” Mossberg 20 gauge bolt action shotgun
which had an obliterated serial number.

Negron is scheduled to be sentenced on September 16, 2013. He is facing a maximum statutory sentence for each of the drug charges of twenty years, a maximum statutory sentence for the selling of the firearm and possessing an unregistered firearm of ten years and up to five years for
possessing a firearm with an obliterated serial number.

The case was investigated by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration’s High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the New Hampshire State Police, and the Manchester, New Hampshire Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Cole Davis.

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