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Groveton man pleads guilty to controlling Littleton apartment where meth was made

By John Koziol
Union Leader Correspondent

October 11. 2018 10:21AM
JUSTIN DOWLAND 



NORTH HAVERHILL — Previously convicted of selling drugs to a confidential informant, a Groveton man pleaded guilty Wednesday to controlling an apartment where methamphetamine was manufactured.

Justin Dowland, 30, was indicted in March by the Grafton County Grand Jury on charges of attempted manufacture of methamphetamine and conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, both felonies, as well as on control of premises where drugs are kept, a misdemeanor, in the Littleton apartment of Tiffany Enderson.

Under a plea agreement with the state, Dowland pleaded guilty to the last charge before Judge Peter Bornstein in Grafton County Superior Court, while the two other charges were dismissed.

Bornstein sentenced Dowland to serve 12 months in the county House of Corrections, all suspended for two years, and placed him on one year’s probation. Dowland was ordered to pay $620 in fines and fees and to undergo a substance abuse evaluation.

Pending his good behavior, the state withdrew a motion to impose a suspended sentence of between 1.5 to three years in New Hampshire State Prison for a pair of drug convictions from five years ago.

In November 2013, Dowland pleaded guilty to selling methylphenidate on Oct, 16, 2012, to “an individual cooperating with Littleton police” and also to selling morphine to that individual the following day.

According to court documents, Dowland in 2017 was staying in a Littleton apartment that was suspected by police as a place where methamphetamine was being made.

On Jan. 6, 2018, a Littleton police officer investigated a report that a Crane Street apartment might contain chemicals associated with methamphetamine production and upon arriving there, was let inside by Enderson.

Officers observed what Littleton Police Chief Paul Smith described as evidence of the “one pot” method of making the drug.

Twenty days later, Enderson, 27, was arrested by Littleton police in connection with providing Dowland both the ingredients and tools to make methamphetamine, but was subsequently charged with a misdemeanor for allegedly knowing that drugs were being made in her apartment.

Dowland was arrested on Jan. 28 for possessing the ingredients and conspiring with Enderson to make methamphetamine.


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