Epsom man pleads guilty to drug distribution charges

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Monitor staff
Saturday, January 20, 2018

An Epsom man faces up to 12 ½ years in federal prison for drug distribution-related charges.

David Frediani, 28,  pleaded guilty on Thursday in federal court to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances, using and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime, and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, according to a New Hampshire U.S. District Court statement.

The investigation began when the defendant sold fentanyl to a cooperating individual, according to the press release. In September, police executed a search warrant at Frediani’s residence and found four firearms, ammunition, over 511 grams of fentanyl, and approximately $24,000.  

“Opioids are killing hundreds of residents of New Hampshire each year,” stated Acting U.S. Attorney John Farley in a statement. “The danger posed by drug trafficking is further increased when drug dealers use firearms to further their unlawful activities.”

Frediani’s plea agreement includes a binding stipulated sentence of 150 months’ imprisonment. A sentencing hearing has been scheduled for May 14.