(STL.News) – Daniel Irving, 28, of Manchester, was sentenced in federal court to 96 months in prison for participating in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced today.
According to court documents and statements made in court, on September 19, 2018, law enforcement officers encountered Irving and another individual in a vehicle near a convenience store in Concord, New Hampshire. Inside the vehicle, officers found more than 70 grams of methamphetamine and two firearms. In addition, drug paraphernalia, including a glass mirror, digital scale, a ledger, syringes and plastic baggies were confiscated.
Irving previously pleaded guilty on July 1, 2019.
“Armed drug dealers are a menace to public safety,” said U.S. Attorney Murray. “As Mr. Irving has learned, those who possess firearms while trafficking in illegal drugs should expect to serve substantial prison terms. In order to protect the public, we will continue to seek long prison sentences for drug dealers who arm themselves with firearms.”
“The high-risk road Daniel Irving chose to follow had no shortage of warning signs for what lie ahead: Addiction and petty crimes escalated to his being caught in a car with two firearms and peddling methamphetamine – a dangerous drug he claims to have been a victim of himself,” said Joseph R. Bonavolonta, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Boston Division. “Today’s sentencing is that rare second chance for Mr. Irving to find a new direction. Because rest assured, we and our law enforcement partners will hold the course in our pursuit of illegal drug traffickers inflicting pain and suffering on our communities.”
This matter was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Concord Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney John S. Davis.