WAKEFIELD –– A 40-year-old man from Wakefield, New Hampshire, has been sentenced to 11 to 24 years in state prison on charges related to the sale and possession of methamphetamine, according to Attorney General John M. Formella.
James Brooks pled guilty to three counts of sale of a controlled drug and one count of possession of a controlled drug with intent to sell, all subsequent offenses.
The sentencing was handed down by the Carroll County Superior Court on Oct. 31.
Brooks received a sentence of 11 to 24 years in the New Hampshire State Prison on the first two counts of sale of a controlled drug.
He has the opportunity to have 2 years suspended from the minimum sentence for successful completion of the FOCUS Program while in prison.
He was also sentenced to 10 to 20 years in prison, all suspended for 10 years upon his release, on the third count of sale of a controlled drug and the count of possession of a controlled drug with intent to sell.
This sentence is to run consecutively to his committed sentence, if imposed.
During the 2021 investigation led by the Attorney General’s Drug Task Force, Brooks was found to have sold methamphetamine to an informant on multiple occasions.
Further investigation revealed he had purchased and sold large quantities of methamphetamine and other illegal substances over several months in the Carroll County area.
Brooks was in possession of methamphetamine and a substantial amount of U.S. currency at the time of his arrest in July 2021.