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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of New Hampshire

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Scott W. Murray
, United States Attorney
Contact: Dena Blanco

Franklin Man Pleads Guilty to Methamphetamine Trafficking

CONCORD – United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced today that Brian Sanborn, 53, of Franklin, New Hampshire, pleaded guilty to methamphetamine trafficking.

According to court documents and statements in court, on December 8, 2017, the New Hampshire State Police executed search warrants at Sanborn’s residence in Franklin and located approximately 17 grams of nearly pure methamphetamine in the basement of the house. On the same day Sanborn, who previously had been convicted of felonies, possessed seven firearms, including four revolvers, two shotguns, and an SKS rifle.

Sanborn pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. He will be sentenced on September 4, 2018.

"Methamphetamine trafficking continues to pose a serious threat to the health of our citizens and the safety of our community," said U.S. Attorney Murray. "We will continue to work closely with our law enforcement partners to stop the distribution of this dangerous drug and to protect our neighborhoods. I want to thank the law enforcement officers whose work shut down and disarmed this drug trafficker."

This matter was investigated by the New Hampshire State Police, the Franklin Police Department, the Drug Enforcement Agency, and ATF. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney John S. Davis.

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