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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of New Hampshire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Auburn Man Pleads Guilty to Drug Trafficking and Firearms Offenses

            CONCORD, N.H. - Joshua Simard, 31, of Auburn, pleaded guilty in federal court to drug trafficking and firearms offenses, United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced today.

            According to court documents and statements made in court, on July 31, 2018, law enforcement officers encountered Simard at a hotel in Bedford, New Hampshire.  Officers seized two backpacks from Simard, which contained, among other things, a handgun, ammunition, over $6,000 in cash, over 150 grams of cocaine, digital scales, and a suspected drug ledger.        

            Simard is scheduled to be sentenced on September 16, 2019.  

            “Guns and drugs are a potentially lethal combination,” said U.S. Attorney Murray.  “When drug traffickers possess firearms, they pose a very serious danger to the community.  In order to protect the public, we will aggressively prosecute armed drug dealers.”

            This matter was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Bedford Police Department.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Anna Krasinski.           

 

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Component(s): 
Press Release Number: 
19-102
Updated June 12, 2019