WEARE MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO
DRUG TRAFFICKING AND COUNTERFEITING
CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE – United States Attorney John P. Kacavas announced today that Christian Laura, of Weare, New Hampshire, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute cocaine, Oxycodone, and ecstasy, and to manufacturing counterfeit $20 and $50 bills.
Laura was arrested on April 3, 2009, following the execution of a search warrant at his Weare, New Hampshire, residence. The search uncovered various quantities of cocaine, Oxycodone, and ecstasy and counterfeit $20 and $50 bills with a total face value of more than $5,000. On October 14, 2009, a federal grand jury indicted Laura for possession of controlled substances with the intent to distribute and with manufacturing counterfeit United States currency. Laura pleaded guilty to those charges today in United States District Court in Concord, New Hampshire.
After accepting Laura’s guilty pleas, the court ordered that he be detained pending a sentencing hearing, which was scheduled for April 2, 2010.
Laura is facing possible a possible maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and possible maximum fines totaling $1,250,000.
This case is being investigated by the United States Secret Service, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the New Hampshire State Police, and the Weare Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Jennifer Davis and Mark S. Zuckerman.