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

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Winchester Woman Sentenced To 10 Years In Federal Prison For Conspiring To Distribute In Excess Of One Kilogram Of Heroin

            CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE –United States Attorney Emily Gray Rice announced today that Jaclyn Hilow, age 29, of Winchester, New Hampshire was sentenced by United States District Judge Joseph A. DiClerico, Jr., to 120 months in federal prison.  Hilow previously had pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin.

            Court records show that after a lengthy investigation, law enforcement determined that Hilow was employed as a runner for a drug trafficking organization headed, authorities allege, by Ross Gould, age 29, of Richmond, New Hampshire.  Hilow distributed heroin for Gould to numerous individuals in and around Keene. On March 16, 2015, Gould was charged federally with possession with the intent to distribute heroin after search warrants executed at his Richmond, New Hampshire residence and another residence utilized by Gould to store narcotics on March 10, 2015 resulted in the seizure of over a kilogram of heroin, a large quantity of cocaine, prescription pills, currency, and 14 firearms. 

            “The United States Attorney’s Office is committed to working with our local, state and federal law enforcement partners to address the significant presence of heroin in New Hampshire by continuing to target drug trafficking organizations who are responsible for the importation of large quantities of heroin into New Hampshire from source cities such as Lawrence, Massachusetts.” stated United States Attorney Emily Gray Rice. 

            This investigation was the product of an investigation 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 investigation was conducted by the: (1) Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations; (2) New Hampshire Attorney General’s Drug Task Force; (3) Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; (4) New Hampshire State Police; (5) Keene, New Hampshire Police Department; (6) Richmond, New Hampshire Police Department; and (7) Salem, New Hampshire Police Department.  Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Cole Davis prosecuted the case.


Drug Trafficking
Updated October 27, 2016