Franklin man pleads guilty in federal court to selling methamphetamine

Monitor staff
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

A Franklin man has pleaded guilty to trafficking methamphetamine in the region last year.

Brian Sanborn, 53, will be sentenced Sept. 4 in U.S. District Court in Concord after enter a guilty plea Tuesday to a charge of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

New Hampshire State Police executed a search warrant of Sanborn’s residence on Dec. 8 and located approximately 17 grams of pure methamphetamine in the basement. Sanborn, a convicted felon, was also in possession of seven firearms, including four revolvers, two shotguns and a rifle, police said.

“Methamphetamine trafficking continues to pose a serious threat to the health of our citizens and the safety of our community,” U.S. Attorney Scott Murray said in a statement. “We will continue to work closely with our law enforcement partners to stop the distribution of this dangerous drug and to protect our neighborhoods. I want to thank the law enforcement officers whose work shut down and disarmed this drug trafficker.”