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Maine Woman Pleads Guilty to Distributing Methamphetamine

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

            CONCORD - Deborah Cross, 65, of Sanford, Maine pleaded guilty on Wednesday in federal court to distributing methamphetamine, Acting United States Attorney John J. Farley announced today.

            According to court documents and statements made in court, on December 4, 2018, a cooperating individual purchased over 60 grams of methamphetamine from Cross at a residence in Franklin, New Hampshire.  The cooperating individual made the purchase while working with law enforcement agents and wearing a video and audio recording device.   

            Cross is scheduled to be sentenced on March 30, 2022.

            “To protect our community from the dangerous effects of methamphetamine, we are working closely with our law enforcement partners to identify and prosecute the dealers who are distributing this potentially-deadly substance,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Farley.  “Given the horrific impact that methamphetamine can have on its users, we will not hesitate to bring federal charges against those who seek to profit from selling this dangerous illegal drug.”

             “It doesn’t matter if it’s a large-scale drug trafficking organization, or an individual like Deborah Cross who was distributing methamphetamine out of her home in Franklin, NH, the FBI and our law enforcement partners will do everything we can to put those who have furthered the scourge of drugs in our neighborhoods out of business,” said Joseph R. Bonavolonta, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Boston Division.

            This matter was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Joachim H. Barth.


Updated December 9, 2021

Drug Trafficking
Press Release Number: 21-218