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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, November 8, 2019

Concord Man Sentenced To 80 Months For Drug Trafficking Charges

           CONCORD – United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced that Bernard Lindsay, 41, of Concord, was sentenced yesterday to 80 months in federal prison for possession of cocaine, fentanyl, and methamphetamine with intent to distribute.           

          According to trial exhibits and witness testimony during the two-day jury trial, on April 16, 2018, the New Hampshire Department of Corrections, Office of Probation and Parole, conducted a home visit at the defendant’s residence in Concord, New Hampshire. In the defendant’s home, officers found a plastic case containing over 16 grams of methamphetamine, over 23 grams of fentanyl, and over 34 grams of cocaine.  From the defendant’s person, officers recovered a large amount of money.  In addition, officers recovered drug paraphernalia and other evidence of drug distribution, including a known cutting agent, throughout the residence.  The Concord Police Department responded to the parole officers’ request for assistance, and continued the investigation by obtaining search warrants for the defendant’s home, car and cellular phones.  At trial, the government introduced evidence of the defendant’s ongoing drug trafficking activities recovered from his cell phones.  The jury returned guilty verdicts on Wednesday, April 17, 2019. 

          “Drug dealers should understand that they face long federal prison terms if they continue to do business in New Hampshire,” said U.S. Attorney Murray. “Drug trafficking has caused severe damage in communities throughout our state.  In order to stop this destructive activity, we are committed to working closely with the Concord Police Department, DEA, NHDOC and all of our law enforcement partners to identify, prosecute, and incarcerate those who traffic in illegal drugs.”

          “DEA is committed to bring to justice those that distribute cocaine, fentanyl and methamphetamine,” said DEA Special Agent in Charge Brian D. Boyle.  “Today’s sentence not only holds Mr. Lindsay accountable for his crimes but serves as a warning that DEA and its local, state and federal partners will do everything in our power to keep these highly addictive drugs off the streets of New Hampshire.”

          “This case demonstrates an ongoing collaborative team effort by law enforcement partners at the local, state, and federal level to remove a dangerous drug dealer from our community,” said Lieutenant Sean Ford on behalf of Concord Police Department.  “Mr. Lindsey’s arrest and prosecution is a big step forward in making our communities safer and holding those that deal dangerous drugs accountable.”

          This matter was investigated by the Concord Police Department and the New Hampshire Department of Corrections, Office of Probation and Parole, with assistance from the Drug Enforcement Administration.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Cam T. Le and Georgiana L. Konesky.

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
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Press Release Number: 
19-200
Updated November 8, 2019