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Manchester Man Sentenced to 96 Months for Methamphetamine Trafficking

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

             CONCORD - Christopher Gelinas, 24, of Manchester, was sentenced to 96 months in federal prison for distributing methamphetamine, United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced today.

             According to court documents and statements made in court, Gelinas sold highly-pure methamphetamine to an individual who was cooperating with law enforcement officers on two occasions.  On October 23, 2019, a cooperating individual bought methamphetamine from Gelinas at a residence in Concord.  On November 18, 2019, a cooperating individual purchased methamphetamine from Gelinas in Boscawen.

            Gelinas previously pleaded guilty on August 31, 2020.

            “Even as we continue to struggle with the problems caused by opioids, methamphetamine continues to pose a serious danger to public health and safety in New Hampshire,” said U.S. Attorney Murray.  “The increasing presence of highly-pure methamphetamine in the Granite State is presenting yet another challenge for our communities.  We will continue to work closely with the DEA and all of our law enforcement partners to target the traffickers who sell this dangerous drug and to ensure that methamphetamine dealers are held accountable for their illegal conduct.”

            “DEA will do everything in our power to bring to justice those who distribute methamphetamine,” said DEA Special Agent in Charge Brian D. Boyle.  “Today’s sentence not only holds Mr. Gelinas accountable for his crimes but serves as a warning that DEA and its local, state and federal partners will work diligently to keep this highly addictive drug off the streets of New Hampshire.”

             This matter was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration with assistance from the New Hampshire State Police and the Concord Police Department.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney John S. Davis.


Updated December 10, 2020

Drug Trafficking
Press Release Number: 20-168