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Epsom man pleads guilty to drug trafficking

By PAUL FEELY
New Hampshire Union Leader

November 22. 2017 12:59AM


CONCORD — An Epsom man pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to drug trafficking and gun charges.

Eric Collins, 43, of Epsom pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Concord to “using and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime” and possession of controlled substances with intent to distribute, acting U.S. Attorney John J. Farley announced in a release.

According to court documents and statements made in court, in late February police in Concord executed a search warrant for the defendant’s vehicle and recovered two firearms, over $7,500 in cash and several controlled substances, including methamphetamine packaged for sale.

Collins is scheduled to be sentenced on March 5, 2018.

“Drugs and guns are a potentially deadly combination,” said Farley in a statement. “I commend the law enforcement officers whose work on this case helped to improve the safety of our community.”





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