Epsom Woman Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison on Fentanyl Trafficking and Firearm Charges
CONCORD – Nicole Roskos, 30, of Epsom, was sentenced to eight years in federal prison for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances and using and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime, announced United States Attorney Scott W. Murray.
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.
Roskos previously pleaded guilty to the charges on March 2, 2018. After she is released from prison, the defendant will serve a three-year term of supervised release.
“The deadly combination of fentanyl trafficking and firearms pose a substantial threat to public safety,” said U.S. Attorney Murray. “We will continue to work with all of our law enforcement partners to identify and prosecute those who distribute deadly drugs such as fentanyl. It should be noted, that drug dealers who choose to use guns to further their unlawful activities subject themselves to longer prison terms when convicted.”
This matter was investigated by the New Hampshire State Police. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Georgiana L. Konesky.