For Immediate Release
Massachusetts Man Sentenced to 147 Months in Federal Prison on Drug Distribution and Firearms Charges
CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE –Acting United States Attorney Donald Feith announced that Roger Perkins, age 33, formerly of Methuen, Massachusetts, was sentenced to 147 months in federal prison for conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute 28 grams or more of cocaine base (“crack”), possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Perkins pleaded guilty to the charges on July 21, 2015.
On March 25, 2014, the Laconia Police executed search warrants on Perkins’ vehicle and for a residence associated with Perkins. The police seized $317 cash, 42 grams of cocaine, 15.25 grams of cocaine base (“crack”), a quantity of psychedelic mushrooms, a small amount of MDMA, and a box containing 100 razor blades from Perkins’ vehicle. The search of the residence resulted in the seizure of four firearms, three of which were loaded. Police also recovered 21 grams of cocaine and 6.87 grams of cocaine base (“crack”), $1,000 cash and two digital scales from inside a safe located in a bedroom closet.
As part of his plea agreement, Perkins admitted that he conspired with Windyanne Plunkett to possess the drugs with the intent to distribute them from the residence. On July 29, 2015, Plunkett, 31, of Laconia, appeared before Judge McCafferty and pleaded guilty to the drug conspiracy charge. Plunkett is scheduled to be sentenced on January 11, 2016.
Perkins was a person prohibited from possessing firearms as a result of his December 20, 2005 felony conviction in the Belknap County Superior Court of Possession of Cocaine.
Judge McCafferty sentenced Perkins to 87 months of imprisonment for the drug trafficking and felon in possession charges. Judge McCafferty then imposed an additional mandatory consecutive sentence of 60 months of imprisonment for Perkins’ possession of firearms in furtherance of his drug trafficking.
Upon release from the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Perkins will be on supervised release under the supervision of the United States Probation Office for at least five years and as much as life. Should Perkins violate the terms of his supervised release, he could be sentenced to an additional prison term.
The investigation was conducted by the Laconia Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Cole Davis is prosecuting the case.