Manchester man pleads guilty to drug, firearm charges

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MANCHESTER — A local man admitted to multiple drug and firearm offenses in federal court, according to U.S. Attorney Jane E. Young.

Victor Rosario, 30, entered guilty pleas to charges including one count of distribution of fentanyl, one count of felon in possession of a firearm, and one count of possession with intent to distribute controlled substances.

His sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 11 by U.S. District Court Judge Joseph Laplante.

From December to January, Rosario sold fentanyl on four separate occasions to a cooperating individual affiliated with the Manchester Police Department.

During the final transaction, he also sold an AK-style rifle.

A search conducted by law enforcement on Jan. 17 in Rosario’s home and vehicle uncovered additional narcotics, with authorities seizing over 300 grams of fentanyl and over 1,000 grams of cocaine.

The drug distribution and possession charges carry a potential sentence of up to 20 years in prison, a minimum of three years of supervised release, and a fine up to $1 million.

The firearm possession charge could result in up to 15 years in prison, a supervised release term of up to three years, and a $250,000 fine.

Sentencing will be influenced by the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and federal statutes.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation spearheaded the investigation with support from the Manchester Police Department.

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