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Laconia Man Pleads Guilty to Drug Trafficking and Firearms Offenses

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

          CONCORD, N.H. – Acting United States Attorney John J. Farley announced that Timothy Raxter, 53, of Laconia, New Hampshire, pleaded guilty in federal court today to possessing methamphetamine with intent to distribute and being a felon in possession of a firearm. 


          Court filings and statements made in court established that on January 23, 2017, Laconia Police executed a search warrant on Raxter’s vehicle, seizing a .40 caliber pistol and approximately 10 grams of “ice” methamphetamine.  As a previously convicted felon, Raxter is prohibited from possessing firearms.


          A sentencing hearing has been scheduled for February 15, 2018.


          The case was investigated by the Police Departments of Gilford and Laconia in conjunction with the FBI New Hampshire Safe Streets Gang Task Force.  The Task Force is comprised of the FBI, the New Hampshire State Police, New Hampshire Probation and Parole, and the Police Departments of Hudson, Manchester, and Nashua. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Shane B. Kelbley.


          This case was supported by the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF).  The OCDETF program is a federal multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional task force that supplies supplemental federal funding to federal and state agencies involved in the identification, investigation, and prosecution of major drug trafficking organizations.  



Updated November 7, 2017

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