PROJECT SAFE NEIGHBORHOODS
QUEEN CITY MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO GUN AND DRUG CHARGES
CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE - Christopher Foley, of Manchester, pleaded guilty in federal district court to two counts of possessing oxycodone with the intent to distribute, one count of possessing cocaine with the intent to distribute, a related count of conspiracy and a count of possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense, announced United States Attorney John P. Kacavas.
Foley admitted he illegally possessed hundreds of 80 mg oxycodone pills and distribution quantities of cocaine. He further admitted possessing two loaded pistols in furtherance of his drug trafficking activities. The drugs, the gun and a large quantity of cash were all found when search warrants were executed on Foley’s residence and vehicles on October 1, 2009.
The gun charge carries a mandatory minimum sentence of five years and the three drug charges each carry maximum sentences of twenty years, which under applicable law must be imposed consecutive to (and not concurrent with) the five year mandatory minimum sentence on the gun charge. Foley is scheduled to be sentenced May 13, 2011.
This matter was investigated by the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Drug Task Force, the Manchester Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms. The case was prosecuted as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods, a federal program to reduce gun violence in New Hampshire by aggressive investigation and prosecution of firearm offenders, education of the public, and training of law enforcement officers about federal firearm laws. The prosecution is being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Bill Morse.