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Felon Pleads Guilty to Drug and Firearm Offenses

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

CONCORD – A Manchester man pleaded guilty in federal court in connection to his distribution of fentanyl, his possession with intent to distribute fentanyl and cocaine and his being a felon in possession of a firearm, U.S. Attorney Jane E. Young announces.

Victor Rosario, 30, pleaded guilty to one count of distribution of fentanyl, one count of felon in possession of a firearm, and one count of possession with intent to distribute controlled substances. U.S. District Court Judge Joseph Laplante scheduled sentencing for October 11, 2024.

Between December 2023 – January 2024, on four occasions Rosario sold fentanyl to an individual who was cooperating with the Manchester Police Department. During the fourth sale, Rosario also sold the cooperating individual an AK-style rifle. When law enforcement searched Rosario’s residence and vehicle on January 17, 2024, they found more drugs, including more than 300 grams of fentanyl and more than 1,000 grams of cocaine.

The charge of drug distribution and possession with intent to distribute controlled substances provides for a sentence of up to 20 years in prison, at least three years of supervised release, and a fine of up to $1 million.  The charge of felon in possession of a firearm provides for a sentence of up to 15 years in prison, up to three years of supervised release, and a fine of up to $250,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and statutes which govern the determination of a sentence in a criminal case.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation led the investigation. Valuable assistance was provided by the Manchester Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Matthew T. Hunter and Kasey Weiland are prosecuting the case.

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Updated June 26, 2024

Topics
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses