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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, March 2, 2018

Epsom Woman Pleads Guilty To Drug Trafficking And Firearm Charges

          CONCORD, N.H. – Nicole Roskos, 30, of Epsom, pleaded guilty today in federal court to drug trafficking conspiracy and firearms charges, announced Acting United States Attorney John J. Farley.

 

          According to court documents and statements made in court, the investigation of the defendant began in 2017 when she 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.         

 

          Roskos pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, controlled substances and using and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime.  A sentencing hearing has been scheduled for June 11, 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.  We will continue to work with our law enforcement partners to target drug trafficking and violent crime.  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.

 

 

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
Component(s): 
Press Release Number: 
18-043
Updated March 2, 2018