Manchester Man Sentenced to 12 Years in Federal Prison on Drug and Gun Charges
|U.S. Attorney’s Office October 17, 2013|
CONCORD, NH—Raymond Negron, 32, of Manchester, New Hampshire, was sentenced in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to 12 years in prison for unlawful distribution of oxycodone and cocaine, unlawful possession with the intent to distribute oxycodone and cocaine, sale of a firearm to a prohibited person, possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number, and possession of an unregistered firearm, announced United States Attorney John P. Kacavas.
The investigation began in 2011, when Negron was suspected of trafficking drugs within the city of Manchester. During the course of the investigation, Negron sold quantities of oxycodone tablets and cocaine on four separate occasions. During one of the drug sales, Negron also sold an SKS 7.62 caliber rifle to an individual he knew to have a prior felony conviction. The investigation further revealed that the firearm had been stolen from a pawn shop in Miami, Florida.
On March 20, 2012, a search warrant was executed at Negron’s Hanover Street residence, where investigators discovered quantities of oxycodone tablets and cocaine, as well as items used for packaging and distributing narcotics and a sawed-off Mossberg 20-gauge bolt action shotgun that had an obliterated serial number.
The case was investigated by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration’s High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; the New Hampshire State Police; and the Manchester, New Hampshire Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Cole Davis.