Manchester Man Pleads Guilty to Methamphetamine Trafficking | USAO-NH

            CONCORD – Christopher Gelinas, 24, of Manchester, pleaded guilty in federal court to distributing methamphetamine, United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced today.

            According to court documents and statements made in court, Gelinas sold highly-pure methamphetamine to an individual who was cooperating with law enforcement officers on two occasions.  On October 23, 2019, a cooperating individual bought methamphetamine from Gelinas at a residence in Concord.  On November 18, 2019, a cooperating individual purchased methamphetamine from Gelinas in Boscawen.

            Gelinas is scheduled to be sentenced on December 10, 2020.

            “Highly-pure methamphetamine is now appearing in New Hampshire with alarming frequency,” said U.S. Attorney Murray.  “Even as we continue to combat the opioid crisis, methamphetamine poses an additional serious threat to public health and safety.  Accordingly, we will continue to work closely with our law enforcement partners to identify and prosecute the traffickers who are responsible for selling this highly dangerous drug in the Granite State.”

            This matter was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration with assistance from the New Hampshire State Police and the Concord Police Department.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney John S. Davis.

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