CONCORD - David Frediani, 28, of Epsom, was sentenced to 150 months in prison for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances, using and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime, and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced today.
According to court documents and statements made in court, the investigation began when the defendant sold fentanyl to a cooperating individual. In September of 2017, police executed a search warrant at the defendant’s residence and found four firearms, ammunition, over 511 grams of fentanyl, and approximately $24,000. Because of a prior felony conviction, Frediani is prohibited from possessing firearms.
The defendant previously pleaded guilty on January 18, 2018.
“Drug trafficking and firearms are a potentially deadly combination,” said U.S. Attorney Murray. “Drug traffickers who possess firearms should understand that they will be prosecuted aggressively. I am grateful to the State Police for the work, which removed a substantial quantity of fentanyl and four firearms from the streets.”
This matter was investigated by the New Hampshire State Police. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Georgiana Konesky.
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