Laconia Man Pleads Guilty to Methamphetamine Trafficking
CONCORD, N.H. - Peter Dauphin, 45, of Laconia, pleaded guilty in federal court to five counts of distributing “ice” methamphetamine, United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced today.
According to court documents and statements made in court, on five separate occasions in April and May of 2017, Dauphin sold “ice” methamphetamine to an individual who was cooperating with law enforcement officers. All of transactions took place at Dauphin’s automotive repair shop in Gilford, New Hampshire.
Dauphin is scheduled to be sentenced on July 9, 2018.
“Methamphetamine is a dangerous drug that can be deadly,” said U.S. Attorney Murray. “The U.S. Attorney’s Office will continue to work with our law enforcement partners to investigate and prosecute those who are distributing methamphetamine and other drugs that jeopardize the safety of our community.”
“More New Hampshire residents are dying from drug overdoses than ever before. By taking individuals like Mr. Dauphin, who deal dangerous drugs off the street, we’re trying to keep addiction from spreading,” said Harold H. Shaw, Special Agent in Charge, FBI Boston Division. “The FBI will continue to work with our law enforcement partners to identify and disrupt drug traffickers, decrease associated violence, and improve the quality of life for our residents.”
This matter 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.