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District of New Hampshire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Northwood Woman Sentenced To 43 Months For Her Role In Methamphetamine Trafficking Conspiracy

          CONCORD - Victoria Duford, 27, formerly of Northwood, was sentenced on Tuesday to 43 months in prison for participating in a methamphetamine trafficking conspiracy, United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced today.  

          According to court documents and statements made in court, from July 2016 through April 2017, Duford purchased large amounts of methamphetamine from her co-conspirator Katrina Jones. In addition, on at least six occasions during the same time period, Duford received postal packages containing large quantities of methamphetamine on behalf of Jones at addresses in New Hampshire.  Duford would bring the packages to Jones, who would often give Duford a portion of the methamphetamine as payment. 

          Jones pleaded guilty to several counts of drug trafficking, including two counts of distributing methamphetamine.  She was sentenced to serve 200 months in prison on August 18, 2018.

          Duford had previously pleaded guilty on July 10, 2018.

          “Methamphetamine is a dangerous drug that has been appearing in New Hampshire with alarming frequency,” said U.S. Attorney Murray.  “This drug can cause terrible harm to those who use it.  In order to deter dealers, we will coordinate with all of our law enforcement partners to arrest, prosecute, and incarcerate those who sell methamphetamine.”

          “DEA is committed to bring to justice those that distribute methamphetamine,” said Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Brian D. Boyle.  “Today’s sentence not only holds Ms. Duford accountable for her crimes but serves as a warning that DEA and its local, state and federal partners will do everything in our power to keep this highly addictive drug off the streets of New Hampshire.”

          This matter was investigated by the United States Postal Inspection Service, the N.H. Attorney General’s Drug Task Force, and the DEA.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney John Davis.

           

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
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Press Release Number: 
19-108
Updated June 19, 2019