BOSTON – A New Hampshire man was sentenced Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, in federal court in Boston for laundering the proceeds from illegal marijuana sales.
Douglas Mercier, 49, of Pelham, N.H., was sentenced by U.S. Senior District Court Judge Mark L. Wolf to four months in prison, three years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a fine of $25,000. In February 2017, Mercier pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to launder monetary instruments.
On approximately 15 occasions between June and October 2015, Mercier made cash deposits - derived from the illegal sale of marijuana - of just under $10,000 to banks in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
Acting U.S. Attorney William D. Weinreb; Michael J. Ferguson, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, New England Field Division; and Joel P. Garland, Special Agent in Charge of the Internal Revenue Service’s Criminal Investigation in Boston, made the announcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Rosen of Weinreb’s Narcotics & Money Laundering Unit is prosecuting the case.
Department of Justice
Office of the U.S. Attorney
District of Massachusetts