Laconia Man Sentenced to 60 Months in Federal Prison for Methamphetamine Distribution Conspiracy and Firearm Charges
CONCORD, N.H. – United States Attorney Jane E. Young announces that Dylan Miles, 29, previously of Laconia, was sentenced to 60 months of imprisonment today following his sentencing for participating in a methamphetamine distribution conspiracy and for his unlawful possession of firearms.
According to court documents and statements made in court, the defendant and others were involved in a conspiracy to ship methamphetamine from Arizona to New Hampshire. In May of 2019, Drug Enforcement Administration agents were alerted to suspicious parcels sent from co-defendants Heather Dubeau and Gary Sewell in Arizona to two different addresses in New Hampshire. Investigators obtained a warrant to open the packages and found that one contained over 336 grams of methamphetamine and the other contained over 665 grams of methamphetamine. The methamphetamine was intended for further distribution. Investigators learned that the package containing 665 grams of methamphetamine was intended for Miles. Law enforcement searched Miles’s home pursuant to a warrant and seized drug distribution paraphernalia and multiple firearms. Miles was legally prohibited from possessing firearms by virtue of a prior felony conviction.
All of Miles’s co-defendants previously pleaded guilty. Andrew Hutchins pleaded guilty on May 5, 2022, and was sentenced on August 30, 2022 to time served and 3 years supervised release. Sewell pleaded guilty on May 5, 2022, and was sentenced on February 7, 2023 to 72 months in prison. Dubeau pleaded guilty on May 4, 2022, and was sentenced on February 16, 2023 to 40 months in prison. Chad Rombow pleaded guilty on January 26, 2022 and was sentenced on February 21, 2023 to 72 months in prison. Eli Margolis pleaded guilty on May 27, 2022, and is scheduled to be sentenced on April 6, 2023.
After completion of his prison sentence, Miles will be under four years of supervised release.
After the sentencing, USA Young said “Mr. Miles was another conspirator in a scheme to obtain methamphetamine from Arizona for distribution into our communities. In addition to his drug trafficking, he unlawfully possessed firearms as he was a convicted felon. As evidenced from the sentences imposed in this investigation, such brazen criminal conduct will vigorously be prosecuted so that dangerous criminals like the defendant will be removed from our communities for significant periods of time.”
“As methamphetamine seizures are on the rise, DEA stands committed to keeping this highly addictive drug out of New Hampshire,” said DEA Special Agent in Charge Brian D. Boyle. “Drugs and guns are a deadly combination. Today’s sentence not only holds Mr. Miles accountable for his crimes but serves as a warning to those who attempt to bring this poison to the Granite State. This investigation demonstrates the strength of collaborative law enforcement efforts in New Hampshire.”
This matter was investigated by the United States Postal Inspection Service and the Drug Enforcement Administration. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Anna Krasinski.