Woman sentenced to 16 years in prison for selling meth
August 09. 2018 11:11PM
CONCORD — A former Goffstown woman was sentenced to more than 16 years in federal prison for drug trafficking offenses, U.S. Attorney Scott W. Murray announced Thursday.
According to court documents and statements in court, Katrina Jones, 39, and Dustin Moss ran a drug distribution network importing large quantities of methamphetamine from Las Vegas into New Hampshire.
Murray said the network operated from mid-2016 into April 2017 and many of the packages weighed more than five pounds.
Federal agents intercepted some of the packages through the postal system and the last two, seized in April 2017, weighed a total of 20 pounds.
Prosecutors said they also determined that 21 packages containing cash for the methamphetamine were sent through the mail from New Hampshire to the Las Vegas supplier.
Murray said Jones controlled communications with the methamphetamine source and traveled to Las Vegas to meet with the supplier.
The network used a U-Haul storage unit in Manchester to receive drug packages and prosecutors said Jones also distributed fentanyl.
She pleaded guilty last April 27 to three felony counts for distribution of fentanyl and methamphetamine.
“Illegal drug distribution rings, like the one prosecuted in this case, are a threat to public health and safety, particularly when they traffic in drugs as dangerous as methamphetamine and fentanyl,” Murray said in a statement. “The significant prison sentence imposed in this case should serve notice that the cost of illegal drug dealing in New Hampshire will be high and that the U.S. Attorney’s Office is vigilant in prosecuting drug traffickers. I commend the law enforcement agents whose dedication and hard work led to the discovery and dismantling of this drug distribution network.”
Last Aug. 2, Moss was sentenced to 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to drug distribution and firearm charges.
On June 28, Sabrina Moss, another member of the network, got six years in prison after pleading guilty to a methamphetamine conspiracy charge.
The U.S. Postal Service and the Drug Enforcement Administration led the investigation.
This case was supported by the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force, a federal multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional task force that supplies supplemental federal funding to federal and state agencies involved in the identification, investigation, and prosecution of major drug trafficking organizations.