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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 30, 2016

Marlborough Man Sentenced On Federal Heroin And Firearm Charges

            CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE:   Robert Ervin, 20, of Marlborough, New Hampshire, was sentenced on Thursday in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire on federal charges of distributing heroin, possessing heroin with the intent to distribute it, and possessing a firearm as a regular user of heroin, announced United States Attorney Emily Gray Rice.  The Court imposed a four-year term of imprisonment, to be followed by a period of supervised release.

            On October 8, 2015, law enforcement officers observed Ervin engaging in what appeared to be a suspicious hand-to-hand transaction in Keene, New Hampshire.  When approached by the officers, Ervin admitted that he had just sold a small quantity of heroin, and a search of Ervin’s person and vehicle revealed the presence of additional heroin and a loaded firearm.

            Several departments and agencies were involved in the investigation and prosecution, including the Keene, New Hampshire Police Department, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Manchester, the New Hampshire State Police, the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Drug Task Force, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF).

           The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Nick Abramson.

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated June 30, 2016