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Nashua Man Pleads Guilty to Drug Trafficking and Firearm Charges

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

            CONCORD –Philip Wetmore, 32, of Nashua, pleaded guilty in federal court to drug trafficking and possessing firearms in furtherance of his drug trafficking, United States Attorney Jane E. Young announced today.

            According to court documents and statements made in court, on two occasions in February 2022, Wetmore sold approximately 81 grams of crystal methamphetamine to an individual who was cooperating with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”) at a residence and in a retail store in Nashua, New Hampshire. After the second drug sale, the FBI arrested Wetmore, who had a loaded firearm on his person, as he drove out of the store parking lot. The FBI subsequently executed a search warrant on Wetmore’s vehicle and seized approximately 671 grams of crystal methamphetamine, a second loaded firearm, and other items associated with drug trafficking. Wetmore is legally prohibited from possessing firearms.

            Wetmore is scheduled to be sentenced on March 22, 2023.

            This matter was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Major Offender Task Force with the assistance of the Nashua Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer C. Davis.


Updated December 14, 2022

Drug Trafficking
Press Release Number: 22-147