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Former Northwood woman pleads guilty to methamphetamine trafficking

New Hampshire Union Leader

July 12. 2018 1:40PM

CONCORD — A former Northwood woman pleaded guilty in federal court this week to participating in a methamphetamine trafficking conspiracy, U.S. Attorney Scott W. Murray announced Wednesday.

Victoria Duford, 26, pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Concord. She is scheduled to be sentenced on Oct. 23.

Duford purchased large amounts of methamphetamine from July 2016 through April 2017 from her co-conspirator Katrina Jones, according to court documents and statements made in court. In addition, on at least six occasions during the same time period, Duford received postal packages containing large quantities of methamphetamine on behalf of Jones at addresses in New Hampshire.

Duford would bring the packages to Jones, who would often give Duford a portion of the methamphetamine as payment.

Jones pleaded guilty on April 27, 2018, to several counts of drug trafficking, including two counts of distributing methamphetamine, Murray said.

“While opioids have presented a serious threat to our state for some time, the distribution of methamphetamine is rapidly becoming a major concern,” Murray said in a statement. “This dangerous drug can cause serious harm to those who use it, as well as to our communities. We will be vigilant and aggressive in our efforts to address the public safety issues presented by methamphetamine.”

“DEA is committed to bring to justice those that distribute methamphetamine,” said Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Brian D. Boyle in a statement. “DEA and its local, state and federal law enforcement partners will do everything in our power to keep this highly addictive drug off New Hampshire streets. This investigation demonstrates the strength of collaborative law enforcement in the Granite State to aggressively pursue anyone who trafficks this poison.”

“The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is committed to keeping the U.S. Mail, its employees and customers safe,” said Delany De Leon-Colon, acting inspector in charge, U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Boston Division. “Those who use the U.S. Mail to transport dangerous or illegal substances, such as methamphetamine, will be investigated and brought to justice.”

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