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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 30, 2015

Campton Man Convicted By Jury Of Manufacturing Marijuana

          Concord, N.H. - Donald Feith, Acting United States Attorney for the District of New Hampshire, today announced that a federal jury in Concord has found PETER APICELLI, 31, of Campton, N.H., guilty of federal marijuana manufacturing charges.

          According to the evidence at trial, in September 2013, APICELLI was renting a property in Campton, N.H.  Following a tip, law enforcement investigated and found an outdoor marijuana grow on the property about 200 yards from the residence.  A law enforcement temporary surveillance camera then captured video of a male individual wearing a red back-pack and tan shorts tending to the plants on September 14.  After obtaining a search warrant for the house, police located an indoor marijuana grow in the basement, drying marijuana, packaged marijuana, scales and other packaging materials, as well as evidence indicating that APICELLI lived there, including a red back-pack and tan shorts.  All told, over 120 marijuana plants were seized from the house and grounds.

          APICELLI was found guilty today of one count of manufacturing marijuana, in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1), which carries a maximum term of imprisonment of 5 years.  He is scheduled to be sentenced by Senior U.S. District Judge Joseph DiClerico on November 12, 2015, at 10:00 a.m.

          This matter was jointly investigated by the Campton Police Department, the Grafton County Sheriff’s Office, and the New Hampshire State Drug Task Force, with assistance from the New Hampshire State Police Forensic Laboratory.  The case is being prosecuted by Acting U.S. Attorney Donald Feith and Assistant U.S. Attorney Charles L. Rombeau.

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Updated July 30, 2015