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Belmont Man Pleads Guilty to Methamphetamine Trafficking

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

            CONCORD - Joseph  C. Callahan, 35, of Belmont, New Hampshire, pleaded guilty in federal court to possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced today.

             According to court documents and statements made in court, on July 31, 2017, the Belknap County Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at defendant Callahan's residence in Belmont, New Hampshire.  During the search, officers recovered more than 30 grams of methamphetamine, three stolen firearms, drug paraphernalia, and $13,122 in cash that was subsequently forfeited. 

            Callahan is scheduled to be sentenced on December 6, 2018.

            “Methamphetamine is a dangerous and deadly drug that is appearing in New Hampshire with increased frequency” said U.S. Attorney Murray.  “This deadly substance poses a serious threat to our community and those who distribute it will be prosecuted aggressively.  I commend the law enforcement officers whose efforts protected the public by stopping this individual’s drug dealing and also recovering several stolen guns.”

            This matter was investigated by the Belknap County Drug Task Force, Belmont Police Department, Tilton Police Department, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Marshals Service, Merrimack County Department of Corrections, Metro Las Vegas Police Department, and the Nevada Highway Patrol.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys John S. Davis and Shane B. Kelbley.

            This case was supported by the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF).  The OCDETF program is a federal multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional task force that supplies supplemental federal funding to federal and state agencies involved in the identification, investigation, and prosecution of major drug trafficking organizations.  



Updated August 30, 2018

Drug Trafficking
Press Release Number: 18-160