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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Rochester Woman Pleads Guilty to Methamphetamine Trafficking Conspiracy

            CONCORD - Kristen Hodgkins, 30, of Rochester, pleaded guilty in federal court to participating in a methamphetamine trafficking conspiracy, United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced today. 

            According to court documents and statements made in court, beginning about September 4, 2018, Hodgkins sold methamphetamine to an undercover police officer on multiple occasions.  On December 20, 2018, agents traveled to a store in Rochester and located Hodgkins in a vehicle driven by another woman.  New Hampshire State Police stopped the vehicle and Hodgkins was arrested on outstanding arrest warrants.  During a search of Hodgkins’s bags, a police officer located bags containing approximately 146.4 grams of methamphetamine.  Hodgkins subsequently admitted that she had purchased multiple ounces of methamphetamine from her source from August or September 2018 until December 20, 2018.

            Hodgkins is scheduled to be sentenced on September 25, 2019.

            “Methamphetamine is a growing threat to communities throughout New Hampshire,” said U.S. Attorney Murray.  “In order to protect the public from the dangers associated with this drug, we will continue to be aggressive in our efforts to identity and prosecute those who are responsible for distributing this dangerous substance.”        

            This matter was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, with assistance from the New Hampshire State Police and the Rochester Police Department.  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: 
19-109
Updated June 19, 2019