CONCORD –– A 33-year-old Littleton man has been sentenced to 42 months in prison for trafficking methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Jane E. Young announced today.
Eric Briggs Jr. was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Steven J. McAuliffe and will also face three years of supervised release.
Briggs pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute controlled substances on June 20, 2023.
The sentencing comes as a result of a joint operation between federal law enforcement and the Littleton Police Department.
Young commended the partnership, stating that it sends a “strong message that there will be consequences for trafficking drugs to the North Country.”
The Drug Enforcement Administration and the Littleton Police Department remain committed to working together to keep addictive drugs off the streets of New Hampshire.
Special Agent in Charge Brian D. Boyle added that the sentence not only holds Briggs accountable but also serves as a warning to other traffickers contributing to the drug crisis.
Littleton Police Chief Paul Smith echoed these sentiments, reiterating his department’s commitment to curbing the trafficking of illicit drugs in Northern New Hampshire.
Briggs was stopped by law enforcement in Carol while driving on April 1, 2021.
A search of his vehicle revealed approximately 43 grams (1.5 ounces) of methamphetamine, which Briggs admitted to possessing.