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Belmont man pleads guilty to meth trafficking



Monitor staff
Thursday, August 30, 2018

A Belmont man has pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to trafficking methamphetamine.

Joseph Callahan, 35, is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 6 on a charge of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute.

According to court documents, authorities executed a search warrant at Callahan’s residence on July 31, 2017, during which time they seized more than 30 grams of methamphetamine, three stolen firearms, drug paraphernalia and $13,122 in cash.

“Methamphetamine is a dangerous and deadly drug that is appearing in New Hampshire with increased frequency,” U.S. Attorney Scott Murray said in a statement. “This deadly substance poses a serious threat to our community and those who distribute it will be prosecuted aggressively.”

The case against Callahan was investigated by local, state and federal authorities, with assistance from law enforcement in Nevada.