Epsom man pleads guilty to using a gun in a drug crime 

  • Eric Collins Concord police

Monitor staff
Wednesday, November 22, 2017

An Epsom man pleaded guilty in federal court to using a gun during a drug crime, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Eric Collins, 43, of Epsom pleaded guilty in federal court to having a firearm while in possession of controlled substances with intent to distribute, Acting United States Attorney John Farley announced Tuesday.

In February 2017, Concord police officers executed a search warrant for Collins’s vehicle and recovered two firearms, more than $7,500 in cash and various controlled substances including methamphetamine packaged for sale, according to court documents.

The Concord Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives worked on the case, which is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Georgiana Konesky.

Collins is scheduled to be sentenced on March 5, 2018.