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Maine Man Sentenced to 84 Months in Federal Prison for Methamphetamine Trafficking

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

            CONCORD - Michael Mowry, 44, of Acton, Maine was sentenced to 84 months in federal prison for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, Acting United States Attorney John J. Farley announced today.

            According to court documents and statements made in court, in May of 2018, a New Hampshire State Police trooper pulled over a vehicle on I-95 in Portsmouth for multiple traffic violations.  Mowry was a passenger in the vehicle.  The trooper developed suspicions about drug activity and called for a narcotics detection dog. The dog alerted to the odor of narcotics.  After the trooper advised the driver of the detection of narcotics, Mowry admitted to the trooper that there was methamphetamine in a backpack in the rear seat.  The backpack contained 755 grams of methamphetamine.

            Mowry previously pled guilty on May 21, 2020.  After the completion of his sentence, Mowry will be under five years of supervised release. 

            “Methamphetamine is a highly dangerous drug that is causing increasing damage to health and safety in New Hampshire,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Farley.  “Together with our law enforcement partners, we are working to identify and prosecute the drug dealers who are distributing methamphetamine in the Granite State.  As this case demonstrates, methamphetamine traffickers will be caught and serve substantial prison sentences for their unlawful conduct.”

            “As methamphetamine seizures are on the rise DEA stands committed to keeping this highly addictive drug out of New Hampshire,” said DEA Special Agent in Charge Brian D. Boyle.  “Today’s sentence not only holds Mr. Mowry accountable for his crimes but serves as a warning to those who attempt to bring this poison to the Granite State.”

            This matter was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the New Hampshire State Police.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Anna Dronzek.


Updated August 26, 2021

Drug Trafficking
Press Release Number: 21-164