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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 11, 2021

Manchester Man Pleads Guilty to Methamphetamine Trafficking

            CONCORD - Keith Robertson, 47, of Manchester, pleaded guilty in federal court to 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, on October 12, 2019, Robertson was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped by the Barnstead Police for a defective headlight.  During the stop, the officer determined that Robertson was the subject of an arrest warrant and placed him under arrest. 

            The driver subsequently consented to a search of the vehicle.  During the search, the officer found evidence of drug use and a scale, as well as a bag containing a drug ledger, approximately $1,600 in cash, and Robertson’s identification card.  

            After being transported to the police station, Robertson admitted that he had methamphetamine concealed on his person and removed a bag from his pants containing over 132 grams of methamphetamine.

            Robertson is scheduled to be sentenced on June 17, 2021.

            “Methamphetamine is a very dangerous drug that can cause serious health problems or death,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Farley.  “In order to protect the community, we will not hesitate to bring federal charges against the drug traffickers who are distributing this dangerous substance. Thanks to good police work, this methamphetamine dealer has been put out of business.”      

             This matter was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration with assistance from the Barnstead Police Department.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kasey Weiland.

 

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated March 11, 2021