Loudon man sentenced to 10 years in prison on meth charges 

Monitor staff
Published: 5/15/2019 3:00:38 PM

A Loudon man is facing 10 years in prison for methamphetamine possession with intent to distribute.

Randy Barton, 49, was arrested by state police on I-93 in Canterbury on April 11 after a trooper conducted a pat-down search and discovered 15.5 grams of meth in his pants pocket.

Police had pulled over the car Barton was a passenger in, a Chevrolet Cobalt, for a traffic infraction. A woman, Katie-Jo Waters, was driving at the time.

The trooper said he noticed “inconsistencies” in Barton and Waters’s story and performed a pat-down on them. He discovered a the meth in Barton’s pocket.

Barton previously pleaded guilty on Oct. 9. Waters was sentenced to 72 months in prison April 2.

United States Attorney Scott Murray said highly pure meth is a rising threat to Granite Staters.

“In this case, an alert State Trooper prevented a quantity of this dangerous drug from reaching its intended destination,” Murray said. “This arrest, along with the ten-year prison sentence imposed by the judge, should serve as a warning to others who seek to distribute this dangerous drug in New Hampshire.”




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