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Ashland Woman Sentenced to 24 Months for Methamphetamine Trafficking

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New Hampshire

            CONCORD – Samantha Trombley, 36, of Ashland, was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, Acting United States Attorney John J. Farley announced today.

            According to court documents and statements made in court, on March 20, 2019, a New Hampshire state trooper pulled over a car driven by Trombley for a vehicle violation.  There were two other individuals in the car. A second officer arrived at the scene and noticed a pipe used for smoking methamphetamine sticking out of a passenger’s pocket. The passenger was removed from the vehicle and arrested.  The second passenger was also arrested on outstanding warrants.  Trombley was interviewed by another officer and claimed she did not know the passengers very well but they had called her for a ride to a home near Plymouth.

            The vehicle was towed and secured.  After obtaining a search warrant, officers discovered heroin and fentanyl as well as other drug paraphernalia in the passengers’ backpacks.  A purse belonging to Trombley was located containing $790 in cash, a smoking pipe, over 151 grams of methamphetamine, and a small bag of heroin.

             Trombley previously pleaded guilty on February 19, 2020.

            “Methamphetamine continues to present a significant threat to communities throughout New Hampshire,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Farley.  “To protect public safety, we are working closely with our law enforcement partners to identify and prosecute the drug dealers who are selling this dangerous substance in the Granite State.”

            “As methamphetamine seizures are on the rise DEA stands committed to keeping this highly addictive drug out of New Hampshire,” said DEA Special Agent in Charge Brian D. Boyle.  “This investigation demonstrates the strength of collaborative law enforcement efforts in New Hampshire.”

             This matter was investigated by the New Hampshire State Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney John S. Davis.



Updated May 24, 2021

Drug Trafficking
Press Release Number: 21-106