Two Plead Guilty To Methamphetamine Manufacturing Conspiracy
CONCORD, N.H. – Samantha Renehan, 29, of Lebanon, New Hampshire and Jamie Smith, 28, of Raleigh, North Carolina pleaded guilty in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to possession of materials to manufacture methamphetamine and conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, announced United States Attorney Emily Gray Rice.
According to court documents and statements made in court, on or about January 29, 2016, Renehan and other individuals picked up Jamie Smith from a bus station in Vermont. During the drive from Vermont to Lebanon, New Hampshire, Smith and Renehan made various stops to purchase ingredients used for making methamphetamine. Surveillance videos and pharmacy records indicate that defendant Renehan used her driver’s license to purchase pseudoephedrine at one pharmacy. After purchasing the necessary ingredients, the defendants returned to a residence in Lebanon, New Hampshire where Smith began the process of making methamphetamine. A search warrant executed at the residence uncovered materials that a New Hampshire State police forensic laboratory chemist determined are collectively consistent with methamphetamine manufacturing. The chemist also determined that two samples taken from the apartment indicated the presence of methamphetamine.
Smith will be sentenced on January 24, 2017. Renehan will be sentenced on February 2, 2017.
The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Lebanon, New Hampshire Police Department and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Georgiana L. Konesky.