Massachusetts Man Pleads Guilty to Possession of Crack Cocaine with Intent to Distribute
CONCORD, N.H. – James Murphy, 30, of Massachusetts, entered a guilty plea in the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire for possessing crack cocaine with intent to distribute, announced United States Attorney John P. Kacavas.
On February 3, 2013, Murphy was pulled over on Interstate 95 near Spaulding, New Hampshire, for driving erratically and disobeying a police officer. A subsequent search of Murphy’s person resulted in the discovery of a substantial amount of crack cocaine, bagged for distribution.
Murphy faces a maximum sentence of forty years in prison and criminal fines of up to $250,000. Murphy will be detained pending sentencing, which is presently scheduled for February 12, 2014.
Murphy’s prosecution arose from a vehicle stop and investigation by the New Hampshire State Police. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Nick Abramson.