Rochester woman sentenced to 84 months for methamphetamine trafficking conspiracy
CONCORD, N.H. – DEA New England Division Special Agent in Charge Brian D. Boyle and United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced that Kristen Hodgkins, 30, of Rochester, was sentenced to serve 84 months in federal prison for participating in a methamphetamine trafficking conspiracy.
According to court documents and statements made in court, beginning about Sept. 4, 2018, Hodgkins sold methamphetamine to an undercover police officer on multiple occasions. On Dec. 20, 2018, agents traveled to a store in Rochester and located Hodgkins in a vehicle driven by another woman. New Hampshire State Police stopped the vehicle and Hodgkins was arrested on outstanding arrest warrants. During a search of Hodgkins’s bags, a police officer located bags containing approximately 146.4 grams of methamphetamine.
Hodgkins previously pleaded guilty on June 19, 2019.
“DEA will do everything in our power to bring to justice those who distribute methamphetamine,” said DEA Special Agent in Charge Brian D. Boyle. “Today’s sentence not only holds Ms. Hodgkins accountable for her crimes but serves as a warning that DEA and its local, state and federal partners will work diligently to keep this highly addictive drug off the streets of New Hampshire.”
“Methamphetamine is a powerful drug that endangers the health and safety of the citizens of New Hampshire,” said U.S. Attorney Murray. “The seven-year sentence imposed in this case should serve as a warning to those inclined to sell this substance in our state. We will continue to be aggressive in our efforts to identify, arrest, and incarcerate those who engage in this trade.”
This matter was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, with assistance from the New Hampshire State Police and the Rochester Police Department.