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Campton Man Sentenced To Year In Prison For Manufacturing Marijuana

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

          CONCORD, N.H. - Peter Apicelli, 31, of Campton, N.H., was sentenced in the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire on one count of manufacturing marijuana, announced Acting United States Attorney Donald Feith.  Senior U.S. District Judge Joseph DiClerico imposed a sentence of 12 months and a day imprisonment, 2 years supervised release, and a mandatory special assessment of $100.

          A federal jury in Concord found Apicelli guilty of federal marijuana manufacturing charges following a three day trial in July 2015.

          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 ordered to surrender to the Bureau of Prisons on January 8, 2016.

          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 Assistant U.S. Attorney Charles L. Rombeau.

Updated November 17, 2015