Former Belmont man sentenced to over 13 years for meth trafficking

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CONCORD — A former Belmont man was sentenced today in federal court for trafficking methamphetamine in New Hampshire, announced U.S. Attorney Jane E. Young.

David Sweeney, 47, received a sentence of 160 months in federal prison and 5 years of supervised release by U.S.District Court Judge Paul J. Barbadoro.

Sweeney had pleaded guilty on July 5 to one count of conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.

FBI Special Agent in Charge of the Boston Division Jodi Cohen remarked on the extensive harm Sweeney caused by distributing methamphetamine and affirmed the FBI’s ongoing efforts to apprehend and incarcerate major drug traffickers.

Court documents and statements in court revealed that in January 2016, Sweeney was previously sentenced to 54 months imprisonment for possession with intent to distribute heroin.

Released from federal custody in January 2018, he was placed on federal supervision in New Hampshire.

While on supervised release, on December 13, 2019, Sweeney sold methamphetamine to an FBI confidential informant.

Further investigation by the DEA and FBI uncovered a conspiracy involving Sweeney and accomplices in New Hampshire, the Caribbean, and Mexico to import and distribute multiple kilograms of methamphetamine into the state.

The investigation was conducted by the DEA and FBI, with assistance from the United States Postal Inspection Service and the New Hampshire State Police.

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