Man gets 10-year sentence for drug, gun charges

January 7, 2020 GMT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for fentanyl and firearms possession charges, the U.S. attorney’s office said Tuesday.

Matthew MacLeod, 34, of Rochester, was driving in the city in 2018 when he was stopped by police. A vehicle search turned up cocaine, fentanyl and a gun, according to court documents. Police said MacLeod was going to sell the drugs.

MacLeod previously pleaded guilty to the charges in September.

“Matthew MacLeod chose to deal deadly narcotics, he chose to drive armed with a gun, and he chose to endanger the lives of his customers,” said Joseph R. Bonavolonta, special agent in charge of the FBI Boston Division. “He’ll now spend the next 10 years of his life behind bars for his role in New Hampshire’s opioid epidemic.”