Epsom Man Pleads Guilty to Drug Trafficking and Firearm Charges
CONCORD, N.H. - David Frediani, 28, of Epsom, pleaded guilty on Thursday in federal court to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances, using and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime, and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, Acting United States Attorney John J. Farley announced today.
According to court documents and statements made in court, the investigation began when the defendant sold fentanyl to a cooperating individual. In September of 2017, police executed a search warrant at the defendant’s residence and found four firearms, ammunition, over 511 grams of fentanyl, and approximately $24,000.
The defendant’s plea agreement includes a binding stipulated sentence of 150 months’ imprisonment. A sentencing hearing has been scheduled for May 14, 2018.
“Opioids are killing hundreds of residents of New Hampshire each year,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Farley. “The danger posed by drug trafficking is further increased when drug dealers use firearms to further their unlawful activities. I commend the law enforcement officers for protecting the community from the dangers posed by the fentanyl and firearms in this case.”
This matter was investigated by the New Hampshire State Police. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Georgiana Konesky.