Portsmouth Man Pleads Guilty to Unlawful Possession with the Intent to Distribute Large Quantities of “Ice” Methamphetamine and Fentanyl

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            CONCORD –Robert Corson, 33, formerly of Portsmouth, pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of unlawful possession with intent to distribute 40 grams and more of fentanyl and 5 grams and more of “ice” methamphetamine, United States Attorney Jane E. Young announced today.

            According to court documents and statements made in court, on July 28, 2021, the FBI arrested Corson on federal drug trafficking charges outside of Corson’s storage unit at a storage facility in Portsmouth. When he was arrested, Corson was wearing a fanny pack around his waist that contained multiple baggies of fentanyl packaged for sale. The FBI subsequently searched Corson’s storage unit and seized approximately 294 grams of “ice” methamphetamine, 231 grams of fentanyl and other items associated with drug trafficking.

            Corson is scheduled to be sentenced on November 9, 2022.

            This matter was investigated by the FBI NH Major Offender Task Force, the New Hampshire State Police, and the Portsmouth, New Hampshire Police Department.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Cole Davis.

            This prosecution is part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) investigation. OCDETF identifies, disrupts, and dismantles the highest-level drug traffickers, money launderers, gangs, and transnational criminal organizations that threaten the United States by using a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency approach that leverages the strengths of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies against criminal networks.