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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 28, 2018

Manchester Woman Sentenced in Methamphetamine Trafficking Conspiracy

 

             CONCORD – United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced that Sabrina Moss, 32, formerly of Manchester, New Hampshire, was sentenced to serve six years in federal prison for participating in a methamphetamine trafficking conspiracy.

            According to court documents, in April of 2017, Sabrina Moss agreed with her brother Dustin Moss to enlist another person to “catch” a large package of methamphetamine to be purchased by Dustin Moss and mailed by a supplier in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Sabrina Moss recruited another New Hampshire man, Brian O’Rourke, to receive the package, and agreed to pay him with a quantity of crack cocaine.  On April 19, 2017, federal agents intercepted the mailed parcel, obtained and executed a search warrant, and discovered 12 pounds of 92 percent pure methamphetamine inside.  Later that day, agents delivered the package, now containing “dummy” drugs, to O’Rourke.  Agents then followed him to a location in Manchester where Dustin Moss was waiting to receive the package of drugs. 

            Both Dustin Moss and O’Rourke were arrested that day.  They both have pleaded guilty to federal charges and are awaiting sentencing. 

            Sabrina Moss was arrested on November 20, 2017.  She pleaded guilty on March 19, 2018.

            “Although opioids remain a high priority for prosecution, methamphetamine also presents a significant risk to the community,” said U.S. Attorney Murray.  “This addictive substance is appearing in the Granite State with greater frequency and it poses a serious danger to the health and safety of those who ingest it.  We will continue to partner with the law enforcement community to identify and prosecute those who are distributing this very dangerous drug.”

            “The U.S. Postal Inspection Service, along with our federal, state and local law enforcement partners, will continue to dedicate the resources necessary to combat drug trafficking,” said Acting Inspector in Charge Delany De Leon-Colon.  “Today’s sentencing is a result of a coordinated effort to keep methamphetamine and other drugs out of our communities.  When the U.S. Mail is used to transport illegal drugs, it is taken very seriously.  The U.S. Postal Inspection Service works diligently to preserve the integrity of the mail by investigating and bringing to justice, those who use it illegally.”

             “This sentence reflects DEA’s commitment to bring to justice those that distribute methamphetamine,” said DEA Special Agent in Charge Brian D. Boyle.  “DEA and its local, state and federal law enforcement partners will do everything in our power to keep this highly addictive drug off the streets of New Hampshire.  This investigation demonstrates the strength of collaborative law enforcement and our partnership with the U.S. Attorney’s Office to aggressively pursue anyone who traffics this poison.”

            This case was investigated by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the DEA, and prosecuted by former Assistant United States Attorney William Morse and Assistant U.S. Attorney John S. Davis.

 

           

 

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Opioids
Component(s): 
Press Release Number: 
18-117
Updated June 28, 2018