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Epsom Man Pleads Guilty To Federal Firearms Charge

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

            CONCORD, N.H. – United States Attorney Emily Gray Rice announced that on February 28, 2017, Christopher Barker, 23, of Epsom, New Hampshire, pleaded guilty to the illegal possession of firearms.


            According to court documents and statements made during the change of plea hearing, Concord Police conducted an undercover operation to purchase a firearm from Barker in March 2016. When Barker arrived to the deal, Concord Police arrested him and seized two firearms from his vehicle. At the time, Barker was prohibited from possessing any firearms as a result of a previous felony conviction.


            Barker is scheduled to be sentenced on June 13, 2017.


            This matter was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, and by the Police Departments of Concord and Lebanon, New Hampshire, and Hartford, Vermont, as well as by the Merrimack County Sheriff’s Office. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Georgie Konesky and Shane Kelbley.



Updated March 1, 2017

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