SEABROOK WOMAN CONVICTED OF SMUGGLING DRUGS INTO ROCKINGHAM COUNTY JAIL
CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE –Lynette Maryea, of Seabrook, New Hampshire, was found guilty of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and unlawful distribution of controlled drugs into the Rockingham County House of Corrections on January 27th, 2011. Maryea was convicted following a jury trial which began on January 4, 2011, announced United States Attorney John P. Kacavas.
Maryea and fifteen other individuals were arrested on December 17, 2009 following a three month investigation into the unlawful smuggling of narcotic drugs and contraband into the Rockingham County House of Corrections.
The investigation began in September 2009 when the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office arrested two individuals who were attempting to smuggle “slugs” of prescription pills, including Oxycodone and Suboxone, into the jail. The investigation revealed that from April through September 2009, a number of individuals including the defendant conspired to smuggle drugs and contraband into the jail by delivering the drugs and tobacco to inmates working at the Rockingham County Nursing Home. Those inmates would secrete the slugs in their bodies until they went back inside the jail where they would deliver the drugs and tobacco to Troy Muder, Richard Woods and others. A portion of the drugs and tobacco were then distributed to other inmates.
Maryea, who will be sentenced in May 2011, faces a maximum prison term of 20 years, a fine of one million dollars and a term of supervised release for at least three years. Her sentence as calculated under the advisory federal sentencing guidelines is likely to be much lower that the statutory maximum.
The investigation was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Department and the Rockingham County Department of Corrections.