Manchester Man Sentenced to 120 Months for Methamphetamine Trafficking

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            CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE – Keith Robertson, 47, of Manchester, was sentenced to 120 months in federal prison for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, Acting United States Attorney John J. Farley announced today.

           According to court documents and statements made in court, on October 12, 2019, Robertson was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped by the Barnstead Police for a defective headlight.  During the stop, the officer determined that Robertson was the subject of an arrest warrant and placed him under arrest. 

            The driver subsequently consented to a search of the vehicle.  During the search, the officer found evidence of drug use and a scale, as well as a bag containing a drug ledger, approximately $1,600 in cash, and Robertson’s identification card.  

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            After being transported to the police station, Robertson admitted that he had methamphetamine concealed on his person and removed a bag from his pants containing over 132 grams of methamphetamine.


            Robertson previously pleaded guilty on March 11, 2021.  Upon completion of his sentence, Robertson will be under supervised release for five years. 

            “Methamphetamine presents a growing danger to the Granite State,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Farley.  “In order to protect our community, we work closely with our law enforcement partners to identify and prosecute the drug traffickers who are responsible for distributing methamphetamine and other dangerous drugs in New Hampshire.”

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“As methamphetamine seizures are on the rise, DEA stands committed to keeping this highly addictive drug out of the Granite State,” said DEA Special Agent in Charge Brian D. Boyle.  “This investigation demonstrates the strength of collaborative law enforcement efforts in New Hampshire.”

             This matter was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration with assistance from the Barnstead Police Department.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kasey Weiland.