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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, December 9, 2021

Keene Couple Pleads Guilty to Drug Trafficking Conspiracy

            CONCORD - Jason Martin, 36, and Heidi Compos, 54, of Keene, pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiracy to distribute, and possession with intent to distribute, controlled substances, Acting United States Attorney John J. Farley announced today.

            According to court documents and statements made in court, in September of 2019, law enforcement officers learned that Compos was engaged in the distribution of drugs in the Keene area.  With the assistance of a cooperating individual, officers arranged for three separate controlled purchases of drugs in October and November of 2019.  Martin was at the residence he shared with Compos and provided fentanyl and crack cocaine to the cooperator during the first transaction.  Compos conducted the second transaction involving fentanyl and crack cocaine.  She also sold fentanyl during the third transaction.

            A search warrant was executed at the defendants’ Keene residence on November 21, 2019.  Both Compos and Martin were at the residence at the time of the search.  Located in their shared bedroom was a bag containing approximately $15,064 in cash and bags of fentanyl and cocaine.

            Compos pleaded guilty on December 6, 2021, and is scheduled to be sentenced on March 14, 2022. Martin is scheduled to be sentenced on March 17, 2022.

            “Drug traffickers endanger the community by selling illegal substances that have the potential to kill,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Farley.  “To protect the public, we are working closely with our law enforcement partners to identify and prosecute the drug dealers who are profiting from  the sales of dangerous and addictive substances in the Granite State.”

            “Compos and Martin sought to distribute fentanyl and cocaine—deadly drugs that have ruined lives and families in New Hampshire. HSI is committed to working alongside our law enforcement partners to investigate those seeking to sell these illicit substances in our communities,” said Matthew Millhollin, Special Agent in Charge for the Homeland Security Investigations’ Boston Field Office. 

             This matter was investigated by the Homeland Security Investigations with assistance from the Keene Police Department.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Charles Rombeau.

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Opioids
Component(s): 
Press Release Number: 
21-220
Updated December 9, 2021