CONCORD — A Manchester man will serve more than six years in federal prison for selling cocaine, U.S. Attorney Scott Murray announced Monday.
Chris Minarcin, 34, of Manchester was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Concord to 76 months in federal prison for distributing cocaine and possessing over 500 grams of the drug with intent to distribute.
Court documents and statements made in court show on three occasions in March 2016 and January and February of 2017, Minarcin sold quantities of cocaine to an individual cooperating with law enforcement. The transactions took place in Manchester and Hooksett.
Additionally, on two separate occasions in February of 2017, Minarcin was found to have over 500 grams of cocaine in his possession during traffic stops in Manchester.
Minarcin pleaded guilty to the charges on Oct. 22, 2018. Under the terms of the plea agreement, Minarcin will forfeit $6,510 in drug proceeds to the U.S. government.
“Drug trafficking presents a substantial risk to the health and safety of our citizens,” said Murray in a statement. “This investigation is an example of how federal, state, and local law enforcement officers are working together to identify, prosecute, and incarcerate those who are responsible for distributing illegal drugs in the Granite State.”
“DEA is committed to bring to justice those that distribute cocaine,” said Brian D. Boyle, DEA special agent in charge, in a statement. “Today’s sentence not only holds Mr. Minarcin accountable for his crimes but serves as a warning that DEA and its local, state and federal law enforcement partners will do everything in our power to keep this drug out of the Granite State.”