CONCORD — A New London man has received a 10-year federal prison term for conspiring to distribute methamphetamine, federal prosecutors announced Tuesday.
Michael Bean, 33, pleaded guilty last Sept. 27.
According to federal court documents, Bean and his girlfriend, Katie-Jo Waters, were part of a conspiracy in which packages of nearly pure methamphetamine were shipped to them in New Hampshire.
U.S. Attorney Scott W. Murray said Edward Espejo of Las Vegas had shipped those packages.
Bean and Waters would take the cash they got from selling those drugs and send the money back to Espejo to buy additional drugs, according to Murray.
Between January 2018 and May 2018, Bean and Waters wired more than $28,000 in cash to Espejo to buy more methamphetamine, federal prosecutors said.
U.S. postal inspectors intercepted a package containing a pound of methamphetamine that Espejo was sending to Waters.
Espejo pleaded guilty in 2018, and Waters pleaded guilty this past July.
Espejo is awaiting sentencing, and Waters was sentenced to six years, officials said.
“Highly pure methamphetamine has been appearing with greater frequency in New Hampshire,” Murray said in a statement.
“This dangerous drug presents a serious and growing threat to public health and safety. In order to deter drug traffickers, the law enforcement community will act aggressively to identify, prosecute, and incarcerate those who attempt to distribute methamphetamine in the Granite State.”