Weare Man Pleads Guilty to Drug Trafficking Charges
CONCORD, N.H. – Acting United States Attorney John J. Farley announced that Kenneth Bailey, 52, of Weare, New Hampshire, pleaded guilty in federal court today to six counts of distributing controlled substances.
Court filings and statements made in court showed that on five occasions in 2013, and once in 2014, a cooperating individual purchased methamphetamine or a combination of cocaine and methamphetamine from Bailey at his residence.
A sentencing hearing has been scheduled for February 1, 2018.
“Even as our state faces the serious challenge of the opioid crisis, methamphetamine also continues to pose a threat to our community,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Farley. “Using this dangerous drug can cause significant harm or death. We will continue to work closely with all of our law enforcement partners to stop the distribution illegal drugs in the Granite State.”
“The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Safe Streets Gang Task Force will continue to do everything it can to target individuals like Mr. Bailey who distribute dangerous narcotics and contribute to the opioid epidemic,” said Harold H. Shaw, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Boston Division.
The case was investigated by the FBI New Hampshire Safe Streets Gang Task Force, which is comprised of the FBI, the New Hampshire State Police, New Hampshire Probation and Parole, and the Police Departments of Hudson, Manchester, and Nashua. This case was supported by the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF). The OCDETF program is a federal multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional task force that supplies supplemental federal funding to federal and state agencies involved in the identification, investigation, and prosecution of major drug trafficking organizations.
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Shane B. Kelbley.