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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 22, 2016

Man Sentenced To 60 Months For Possessing Firearm In Furtherance Of Drug Trafficking

          CONCORD, N.H. – United States Attorney Emily Gray Rice announced today that Sean Miller, 28, was sentenced to serve 60 months in prison following his conviction on a charge of possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

          Miller previously pleaded guilty on June 20, 2016. According to documents that were filed in United States District Court and statements in the plea proceeding, Miller was arrested after the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Drug Task Force (NHAFDTF) and Keene Police department executed a search warrant at Miller’s former Keene residence, during which a Mossberg 12-gauge shotgun was seized in conjunction with drug records, hypodermic needles and a digital scale. On four prior occasions in May and June, 2015, Miller sold quantities of heroin to a NHAGDTF Confidential Informant at Miller’s residence. Under federal law, it is unlawful to possess a firearm to protect one’s drug trafficking activities or the location from which one distributes narcotics.

          Miller was sentenced by United States District Judge Joseph A. DiClerico. After serving his prison sentence, Miller will be placed on supervised release for three years.

          This case was investigated by the NHAGDTF and the Keene Police Department. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Cole Davis.

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated September 22, 2016