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Manchester Man Sentenced to Twelve Years in Federal Prison for Drug and Gun Charges

OCT 17 (CONCORD, N.H.) –John J. Arvanitis, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration for New England and States Attorney John P. Kacavas announced that Raymond Negron, 32, of Manchester, New Hampshire was sentenced in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to twelve years in prison for unlawful distribution of oxycodone and cocaine, unlawful possession with the intent to distribute oxycodone and cocaine, sale of a firearm to a prohibited person, possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number, and possession of an unregistered firearm.

The investigation began in 2011, when Negron was suspected of trafficking drugs within the city of Manchester. During the course of the investigation, Negron sold quantities of oxycodone tablets and cocaine on four separate occasions. During one of the drug sales, Negron also sold an SKS 7.62 caliber rifle to an individual he knew to have a prior felony conviction. The investigation further revealed that the firearm had been stolen from a pawn shop in Miami, Florida.

On March 20, 2012, a search warrant was executed at Negron’s Hanover Street residence, where investigators discovered quantities of oxycodone tablets and cocaine as well as items used for packaging and distributing narcotics and a “sawed off” Mossberg 20 gauge bolt action shotgun which had 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.


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