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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, November 22, 2019

Northfield Woman Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Drug Trafficking and Firearms Conspiracy Crimes

            CONCORD – Kristina Blake, 29, of Northfield, was sentenced in federal court Thursday, to 10 years in prison for participating in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and a conspiracy to possess firearms during a drug trafficking crime, United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced.

            According to court documents and statements made in court, on September 19, 2018, law enforcement officers encountered Blake and Daniel Irving in a vehicle near a convenience store in Concord, New Hampshire.  Officers seized over 50 grams of methamphetamine and two firearms from the vehicle.  In addition, drug paraphernalia, including a glass mirror, digital scale, a ledger, syringes and plastic baggies were seized.   

            Blake previously pleaded guilty on August 15, 2019.  Irving was sentenced to 96 months on October 11, 2019.

            “Methamphetamine is a dangerous drug and dealers should expect to spend years in a federal prison,” said U.S. Attorney Murray.  “Sentences are increased where firearms are involved in the drug trafficking business. In order to protect the people of New Hampshire, will continue to seek lengthy prison terms for armed drug dealers.”

            "Kristina Blake made the terrible choice to traffic in this highly addictive stimulant, the abuse of which is epidemic," said Joseph R. Bonavolonta, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Boston Division. "The citizens of Concord can rest easy knowing Ms. Blake is off their streets for the decade to come, and that the FBI and our law enforcement partners remain committed to protecting their city from the scourge of pushers and pistols."

            This matter was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Concord Police Department.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney John S. Davis.       

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
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Press Release Number: 
19-213
Updated November 22, 2019