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Concord Woman Pleads Guilty to Drug Trafficking Charges

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

          CONCORD, N.H. – Jessica Lord, 36, of Concord, pleaded guilty to drug distribution and conspiracy charges, announced Acting United States Attorney John J. Farley.


          According to court documents and statements made during Lord’s plea hearing, an undercover Concord police detective bought 30 milligram pills containing oxycodone from Lord on five separate occasions in June and July 2016. During the transactions, Lord stated that she got the pills from Patrick J. Brooks, III, of Boscawen. On July 20, Lord was on her way to a sixth transaction with the undercover detective, when Concord police officers stopped her car. At the time of the stop, Lord possessed more 30 mg oxycodone pills. In addition, the execution of a search warrant at Brooks’ home the same day yielded nearly two thousand 30 mg oxycodone pills and approximately $20,000 in cash. The cash recovered from Brooks’ home included currency that the Concord police detective had used to buy oxycodone in an undercover transactions with Lord a week earlier.


          United States District Judge Paul J. Barbadoro accepted Lord’s guilty plea and scheduled her sentencing for November 30, 2017. Lord faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years, a fine of up to $1,000,000, or both. The court will impose her actual sentence based on the United States Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.


          Brooks previously pleaded guilty to drug and conspiracy charges and was sentenced by 51 months in prison.


          This matter was investigated by the Concord Police Department with important support from the Boscawen Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Bill Morse.



Updated August 25, 2017

Drug Trafficking