Nashua Man Sentenced to 72 Months for Possession of Methamphetamine and Fentanyl with Intent to Distribute and Carrying a Firearm While Dealing Drugs
CONCORD – David Lamoureux, 34, of Nashua was sentenced today to 72 months in federal prison for two counts of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and fentanyl, and for possessing a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking, United States Attorney Jane E. Young announced.
According to court documents and statements made in court, on May 18, 2021, Hudson Police Detectives initiated a vehicle stop to execute an arrest warrant for Mr. Lamoureux. Upon interacting with officers, Mr. Lamoureux continuously placed his hand in a front pocket despite repeated orders not to do so. When he removed his hand, it was covered in powder. Mr. Lamoureaux admitted the powder was “dope.” During the booking process, detectives preserved the drugs by cutting the pocket from his pants. A search of Lamoureux’s person also revealed baggies of powder stuffed in his socks. A lab test confirmed the drugs to be fentanyl. A subsequent search of his car yielded scales, and roughly 20 grams of methamphetamine and additional fentanyl. A search of his cell phone revealed various texts evidencing his drug trafficking.
Later, on October 6, 2021, Nashua Police Detectives conducting surveillance observed Mr. Lamoureux ride into a parking lot on a motorcycle, approach a building known for drug activity, and return to the lot accompanied by two known drug users. Law enforcement officers detained Mr. Lamoureux and searched him, whereupon they discovered three baggies of methamphetamine, two baggies of fentanyl, a digital scale, $362 in cash, and a stolen firearm in his backpack. Evidence from his phone revealed he had been involved in dealing drugs for months.
“Criminals who carry guns and deal drugs pose a dual threat to the safety of our communities: with the deadly drugs they traffic coupled with the actual threatened violence they use in conducting drug deals,” said U.S. Attorney Young. “Due to the efforts of the Nashua and Hudson Police Departments, the defendant was stopped in his tracks attempting to distribute dangerous narcotics while carrying a stolen gun. His conduct certainly warrants the significant sentence imposed by the court.”
This matter was investigated by the Hudson and Nashua Police Departments. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron Gingrande.