For Immediate Release
Two Plead Guilty To Drug Conspiracy in Laconia
CONCORD – Acting United States Attorney Donald Feith announced today that Roger Perkins, 31, of Methuen, Massachusetts and Windyann Plunkett, 32, of Laconia, New Hampshire pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and to distribute 28 grams or more of cocaine base (“crack”) and quantities of cocaine. Perkins was additionally charged with being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Perkins and Plunkett appeared before United States District Court Judge Landya B. McCafferty to enter their guilty pleas.
According to documents that were filed in United States District Court, beginning on or around January 1, 2014, Perkins conspired with Plunkett and others to distribute narcotics from a residence he maintained with Plunkett located at 23 Gale Avenue, Laconia, New Hampshire. During the conspiracy, Plunkett would distribute the narcotics from the residence when Perkins was unavailable. On March 25, 2014, Perkins was arrested by the Laconia Police Department after he was located outside of 23 Gale Avenue and found to be in possession of crack cocaine and cocaine. A subsequent search of the residence resulted in the seizure of additional quantities of crack cocaine, cocaine, currency, and four firearms, all but one which were loaded, from in and around a safe stored in a bedroom closet. As a result of a prior 2005 felony drug conviction, Perkins is prohibited for life under federal firearm laws from possessing firearms.
Perkins’ sentencing hearing has been scheduled for November 2, 2015. Perkins’ plea agreement calls for a joint recommendation of 147 months of imprisonment. Plunkett’s sentencing hearing has been scheduled for March 6, 2015. Both face up to 40 years imprisonment. Plunkett’s sentence will be determined by the advisory sentencing guidelines which will likely generate a sentencing range far below the maximum penalty.
The case was investigated by the Laconia Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Davis.