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Recidivist Manchester Drug Dealer Sentenced to 9 Years in Prison for Drug Distribution

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

            Kermit Ceasar, 45, of Manchester, was sentenced to 108 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to one count of cocaine distribution and six counts of crack cocaine distribution, United States Attorney Jane E. Young announced today.

            The convictions resulted from a series of drug sales that Ceasar made in Manchester to an undercover informant between April and September of 2021.  This case is Ceasar's third federal drug conviction in the District of New Hampshire. 

            "Kermit Ceasar is a recidivist drug dealer who, for his entire adult life when not imprisoned, has been selling crack cocaine in Manchester.  Today's significant sentence will hopefully send the message to those who traffic crack cocaine that my office will take all steps possible to protect the public from recidivist drug dealers," said U.S. Attorney Young.  "Seeking lengthy periods of incarceration for cases like this are a critical facet to keeping our communities safe from career criminals."

            “Kermit Ceasar has trafficked crack cocaine his entire adult life. In fact, the only time he was not dealing crack was when he was behind bars, which, sadly has been for approximately 20 of the last 27 years. Through his own actions, he has repeatedly degraded the community in which he lives and put public safety at risk," said Joseph R. Bonavolonta, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Boston Division. "Today’s sentencing should send a strong message to recidivist drug dealers in New Hampshire that they will face significant consequences for their criminal conduct."

            This matter was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigations and the Manchester Police Department.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Seth R. Aframe.


Updated July 27, 2022

Drug Trafficking
Press Release Number: 22-086