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Franklin Man Sentenced to 8 1/2 Years in Prison for Methamphetamine Trafficking

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

            CONCORD - Brian R. Sanborn, 53, of Franklin, was sentenced to serve 102 months in federal prison for methamphetamine trafficking, said United States Attorney Scott W. Murray.

            According to court documents and statements made in court, on December 8, 2017, the New Hampshire State Police executed a search warrant at Sanborn’s residence in Franklin and located approximately 17 grams of nearly pure methamphetamine in the basement of the house.  On the same day, Sanborn, who previously had been convicted of felonies, possessed seven firearms, including four revolvers, two shotguns, and an SKS rifle.   

            Sanborn previously pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute on May 15, 2018.

           “Methamphetamine is a dangerous drug that is appearing with increasing frequency in the Granite State,” said U.S. Attorney Murray.  “In order to protect the public, we will work closely with our law enforcement partners to identify and prosecute methamphetamine traffickers, particular those who endanger the community by possessing firearms while engaging in the drug trade.  I want to thank the law enforcement officers whose efforts stopped this individual’s criminal activities.”

           This matter was investigated by the New Hampshire State Police, Franklin Police Department, DEA, and ATF.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys John S. Davis and Shane B. Kelbley.       




Updated September 5, 2018

Drug Trafficking
Press Release Number: 18-164