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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, July 20, 2018

Laconia Man Sentenced to 50 Months in Prison for Methamphetamine Trafficking

          CONCORD, N.H. - Peter Dauphin, 45, of Laconia, was sentenced to serve 50 months in federal prison for methamphetamine trafficking, 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 the transactions took place at Dauphin’s automotive repair shop in Gilford, New Hampshire.     

            “Even in the midst of the opioid crisis, New Hampshire continues to experience problems associated with the distribution of other drugs, including methamphetamine,” said U.S. Attorney Murray.  “Prosecutions such as this demonstrate that the law enforcement community is continuing in its cooperative effort to stop all forms of drug trafficking in the Granite State.”

            “Mr. Dauphin took advantage of the addiction problem that many people are struggling with here in the Granite State, and targeting dangerous drug dealers like him will continue to be the collective focus of the FBI’s Safe Streets Gang Task Force because no one in our community should have to live in fear of the activity that drug trafficking brings to their neighborhoods,” said Harold H. Shaw, Special Agent in Charge, FBI Boston Division.

                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 was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Shane B. Kelbley.

 

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Component(s): 
Press Release Number: 
18-130
Updated July 20, 2018