Drug Enforcement Administration

New England

Brian D. Boyle , Special Agent in Charge

December 06, 2018

Contact: SA Timothy Desmond

Phone Number: 617-557-2100

Belmont man sentenced to nine years in prison for methamphetamine trafficking

CONCORD, N.H. – Special Agent in Charge of the DEA’s New England Division Brian D. Boyle and United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced that Joseph C. Callahan, 36, of Belmont, New Hampshire, was sentenced in federal court to nine years in federal prison for possessing over five grams of methamphetamine with intent to distribute.  

According to court documents and statements made in court, on July 31, 2017, the Belknap County Special Operations Group executed search warrants at Callahan's residence on Arlene Drive in Belmont. Callahan was arrested at the scene. The searches uncovered approximately 24 grams of actual methamphetamine, suboxone, digital scales, and more than $13,000 in cash. Also recovered at the residence were three stolen firearms. Callahan previously pleaded guilty on Aug. 30, 2018.

“DEA is committed to bringing to justice those that distribute methamphetamine,” said DEA Special Agent in Charge Brian D. Boyle. “Today’s substantial sentence not only holds Mr. Callahan accountable for his crimes but serves as a warning that DEA and its local, state and federal law enforcement partners will do everything in our power to keep this highly addictive drug off the streets of New Hampshire.”

“Even in the midst of the opioid crisis, methamphetamine presents a very serious threat to the safety of our community,” said U.S. Attorney Murray.  “We will continue to work each day with our law enforcement partners to identify, prosecute, and incarcerate those who are distributing this very dangerous drug.”               

This matter was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Belknap County Sheriff's Department, Belmont Police Department, Alton Police Department, Tilton Police Department, Nevada Highway Patrol, and U.S. Marshals Service. 

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