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

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Weare Man Sentenced To 18 Months In Prison For Drug Trafficking

          CONCORD, N.H. - Kenneth Bailey, 53, of Weare, New Hampshire was sentenced in federal court to serve 18 months in prison for drug trafficking, Acting United States Attorney John J. Farley announced today.  

          According to court documents and statements made in court, 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.       

          Bailey pleaded guilty to six counts of distributing controlled substances on October 25, 2017.  In addition to his prison sentence, the defendant was fined $1,000 and will be on supervised release for three years.

          “The law enforcement community is united in the effort to stop the distribution of dangerous drugs in New Hampshire,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Farley.  “We will continue to identify and prosecute drug traffickers in order to protect the safety of our community.” 

           “Mr. Bailey will now pay the price for distributing dangerous drugs that pose a serious threat to our community,” said Harold H. Shaw, Special Agent in Charge, FBI Boston Division. “Together, with our law enforcement partners, the FBI New Hampshire Safe Streets Gang Task Force will continue to do everything we can to crack down on illegal drug distributors and the violence that is associated with them.”

          This matter 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.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Shane B. Kelbley.

          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.  



Drug Trafficking
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Updated February 1, 2018