Laconia Man Pleads Guilty to Methamphetamine Trafficking
CONCORD, N.H. - Acting United States Attorney John J. Farley announced today that Robert J. Golden, Jr., 37, of Laconia, pleaded guilty to participating in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.
According to court documents and statements made during today’s plea hearing, on November 3, 2016, U.S. Postal Inspectors intercepted a mail parcel intended for delivery to Golden. A state police canine unit altered to the package. When investigators later opened the package pursuant to a federal search warrant, they found approximately 56 grams of methamphetamine. Investigators removed most of the drugs, re-wrapped the parcel and notified Golden that the package was available for him to pick up at the post office. Postal Inspectors arrested Golden at the post office immediately after he took possession of the parcel. Following his arrest, Golden admitted that he knew that the package contained a quantity of methamphetamine that had been sent from California and that he intended to distribute the methamphetamine in New Hampshire. Golden further acknowledged that he previously had received four to six similar packages from California.
Golden will be sentenced on January 31, 2018.
“Even as our state faces the serious challenge of the opioid crisis, methamphetamine also continues to pose a threat to our community,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Farley. “Using this dangerous drug can cause significant harm or death. I commend the law enforcement officers in this case for their quick actions that prevented this substantial quantity of methamphetamine from being distributed in New Hampshire.”
This matter was investigated by the United States Postal Inspection Service, with help from the New Hampshire State Police and the Laconia (N.H.) Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Bill Morse.