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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 5, 2021

Concord Man Sentenced to 120 Months for Methamphetamine Trafficking and Firearm Offenses

             CONCORD - Jason Manley, 32, of Concord, was sentenced on Tuesday to 120 months in federal prison for attempted possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, Acting United States Attorney John J. Farley announced today.

             According to court documents and statements made in court, in March of 2019, the United States Postal Inspection Service identified Manley as a customer of an illegal drug vendor operating on the internet.  Between March of 2019 and July of 2020, postal inspectors intercepted four parcels addressed to Manley at his residence.  Pursuant to search warrants, the seized parcels were found to contain a total of over 2.3 kilograms of highly-pure methamphetamine.  On July 10, 2020, an undercover agent made a controlled delivery of an intercepted parcel to Manley’s residence.  After Manley accepted the parcel, investigators executed a search warrant of his residence and recovered additional methamphetamine, a handgun and ammunition, $54,483 in cash, and additional items consistent with drug distribution activities.     

            Manley previously pleaded guilty on April 23, 2021.   As part of his plea agreement, Manley has agreed to forfeit cash, a firearm, ammunition, jewelry, and other items seized during the investigation.

            “Methamphetamine is a highly-dangerous drug that is appearing with increased frequency in New Hampshire,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Farley.  “Armed drug dealers who are distributing this dangerous substance are a significant threat to the health and safety of the citizens of the Granite State.  In order to protect our community, we are working closely with our law enforcement partners to identify these drug dealers and hold them accountable for their unlawful conduct.”

            This matter was investigated by the United States Postal Inspection Service with assistance from the New Hampshire State Police.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Cam Le.

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
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Press Release Number: 
21-142
Updated August 5, 2021