Manchester Man Sentenced to 72 Months for Possession of Powder and “Crack” Cocaine and Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm
CONCORD, N.H. – Kevin Scott, 46, of Manchester was sentenced today to 72 months in federal prison for possession with intent to distribute powder cocaine and cocaine base (“crack” cocaine), and for possessing a firearm as a convicted felon, United States Attorney Jane E. Young announced.
According to court documents and statements made in court, officers of the Litchfield Police Department received information from a confidential source that the defendant, Mr. Scott, was using an apartment in Litchfield to cook crack cocaine. Surveillance revealed Mr. Scott coming in and out of the apartment, carrying a fanny pack from the apartment into his car. A traffic stop of Scott’s car was conducted, and a subsequent search of his car revealed a Glock 9 mm pistol, lactose powder (a known cutting agent for cocaine), and $10,982 in cash inside the fanny pack. Litchfield police officers also found a baggie near where Mr. Scott had been standing prior to his arrest, which contained 5.83 grams of crack cocaine and 5.86 grams of powder cocaine. Text messages from Mr. Scott’s phone confirmed his involvement in drug trafficking.
“Felons like the defendant who carry guns and deal drugs pose a unique threat to the safety of our communities,” said U.S. Attorney Young. “Due to the efforts of the Litchfield Police Department, working in collaboration with ATF and the DEA, the defendant’s efforts to distribute dangerous narcotics were thwarted and he has been held accountable for his crimes.”
“DEA is committed to investigating individuals involved in drug trafficking like Mr. Scott in Litchfield, New Hampshire,” said DEA Special Agent in Charge Brian D. Boyle. “As we all know, drug trafficking in our communities, along with the gun violence that often accompanies it, is a serious threat to our families and communities. DEA and its local, state and federal partners are dedicated to bringing to justice those that commit these crimes.”
“ATF remains dedicated in our efforts to keep firearms out of the hands of those who are prohibited from possessing them” said James M. Ferguson Special Agent in Charge of the ATF Boston Field Division. “ATF will continue to work with our state, local and federal, law enforcement partners to combat violent crimes that occur within our communities.”
This matter was investigated by the Litchfield Police Department in conjunction with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Drug Enforcement Administration. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Aaron Gingrande and Cam Le.