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Manchester Man Sentenced On Firearm Charge

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

          CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE - Nathan Tremblay, 23, of Manchester, New Hampshire, was sentenced today in the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire for possession of a firearm by a prohibited person in violation of federal law, announced United States Attorney Emily Gray Rice. The Court imposed a term of five months’ imprisonment, followed by five months of community confinement and two years of supervised release. 

          On August 10, 2014, Tremblay was a passenger in a vehicle that was subject to a traffic stop by the Concord Police Department. The defendant was carrying a Taurus handgun and 34 rounds of Hornady 9 mm ammunition.  Concord Police also seized a backpack belonging to the defendant. After searching it with the defendant’s consent, the police found three small plastic baggies containing the controlled substance marijuana. The defendant was a regular user of the controlled substance marijuana at the time he possessed the firearm, and had purchased and re-sold a quarter of a pound of marijuana earlier that day.

          “The combination of firearms and illegal drug use presents a particularly dangerous potential harm to the public,” stated United States Attorney Emily Gray Rice.  “Our office will continue to combat the threat posed when unlawful users of controlled substances possess firearms.”

          This case was investigated by the Concord Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. 

Updated February 10, 2016