Dover man sentenced to 10 years for methamphetamine trafficking
CONCORD, N.H., – DEA New England Division Special Agent in Charge Brian D. Boyle and United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced that Alfonz Vei, 45, of Dover, was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for distributing methamphetamine.
According to court documents and statements made in court, beginning in September of, 2018, an undercover law enforcement officer (UC) purchased methamphetamine from Kristen Hodgkins. On Oct. 9, 2018, in Dover, Vei and Hodgkins distributed 43.6 grams of methamphetamine to a UC. Agents observed Vei weighing out the methamphetamine on a scale just before Hodgkins took the drugs and delivered them to the UC.
On Jan. 11, 2019, postal inspectors intercepted a package from a fictitious address and addressed to a residence in Dover, where Vei had a prior affiliation. Investigators observed Vei arrive at the address at approximately the time the package was due to be delivered. The package was searched pursuant to a warrant and was determined to contain 444.4 grams of methamphetamine. On Jan. 16, 2019, Vei was stopped driving a car in Exeter. He had an unloaded Glock 9 mm firearm in the vehicle, as well as approximately one ounce of methamphetamine and 115 ecstasy pills.
Hodgkins was sentenced to 84 months on Sep. 25, 2019. Vei previously pleaded guilty on July 30, 2019.
“As methamphetamine seizures by law enforcement are on the rise DEA stands committed to keeping this highly addictive drug out of the Granite State,” said DEA Special Agent in Charge Brian D. Boyle. “This investigation demonstrates the strength of collaborative law enforcement efforts in New Hampshire.”
“Methamphetamine is a dangerous drug that presents a growing threat to the citizens of New Hampshire,” said U.S. Attorney Murray. “Even as we combat the opioid crisis, we remain committed to working closely with our law enforcement partners to identify, prosecute, and incarcerate those who endanger our community by distributing methamphetamine and other dangerous drugs.”
This matter was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the United States Postal Inspection Service with assistance from the New Hampshire State Police and the Rochester Police Department.