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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Farmington Man Sentenced to 41 Months for Drug Trafficking and Firearms Offenses

            CONCORD - Alexander A. Tsiros, 37, of Farmington, was sentenced to 41 months in federal prison for drug trafficking and firearms offenses, United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced today.

           According to court documents and statements made in court, on September 7, 2018, the Milton Police Department received a call from an individual who reported that Tsiros was in possession of a black handgun. Tsiros is a convicted felon and prohibited from possessing a firearm.

            Tsiros was later arrested in Dover for violating a protective order.  During the stop, police officers noticed a backpack on the front seat of his vehicle.  The Farmington Police Department executed a search warrant of the vehicle and found a Hi-Point C9, nine millimeter pistol, a black nylon holster, and ammunition.  Police also recovered a bag of crystal methamphetamine, packaging material, and drug paraphernalia. 

            Tsiros previously pleaded guilty on July 3, 2019.        

            “Guns and drugs are a potentially deadly combination,” said U.S. Attorney Murray.  “Armed drug dealers present a serious threat to the safety of the citizens of New Hampshire.  To counter that threat, we work closely with our law enforcement partners to identify, prosecute, and incarcerate the armed drug dealers are endangering public safety in the Granite State.”

            “ATF will continue to work with our state and local law enforcement counterparts to vigorously combat drug traffickers and the threat they pose to our citizens by illegally possessing firearms in furtherance of their illegal drug trade," said Kelly D. Brady Special Agent in Charge, ATF Boston Field Division. 

            This matter was investigated by the Farmington Police Department, Milton Police Department, Dover Police Department, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Debra M. Walsh.

            The case is part of ATF’s Project Safe Neighborhoods initiative, which is a federally-funded program intended to reduce gun violence through law enforcement training, public education, and aggressive law enforcement efforts to investigate and prosecute gun-related crimes. 

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Component(s): 
Press Release Number: 
19-220
Updated December 10, 2019