CONCORD – Jason Manley, 32, of Concord, pleaded guilty in federal court to attempted possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, Acting United States Attorney John J. Farley announced today.
According to court documents and statements made in court, in March of 2019, the United States Postal Inspection Service identified Manley as a customer of an illegal drug vendor operating on the internet. Between March of 2019 and July of 2020, postal inspectors intercepted four parcels addressed to Manley at his residence. Pursuant to search warrants, the seized parcels were found to contain a total of over 2.3 kilograms of highly-pure methamphetamine. On July 10, 2020, an undercover agent made a controlled delivery of an intercepted parcel to Manley’s residence. After Manley accepted the parcel, investigators executed a search warrant of his residence and recovered additional methamphetamine, a handgun and ammunition, $54,483 in cash, and additional items consistent with drug distribution activities.
Manley is scheduled to be sentenced on August 2, 2021. As part of his plea agreement, Manley has agreed to forfeit cash, a firearm, ammunition, jewelry, and other items seized during the investigation.
“Methamphetamine traffickers present a significant threat to the community because they are distributing an extremely dangerous drug,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Farley. “When drug dealers are armed, the risk to public safety is even greater. As this case demonstrates, we are working closely with our law enforcement partners to identify and prosecute the armed drug traffickers who do business in the Granite State.”
This matter was investigated by the United States Postal Inspection Service with assistance from the New Hampshire State Police. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Cam Le.