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Weare man sentenced to federal prison for trafficking meth

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Monitor staff
Friday, August 03, 2018

A Weare man was sentenced to 25 years in federal prison Thursday for trafficking methamphetamine.

Dustin Moss, 31, previously pleaded guilty in April to one count of attempting to possess a substance containing methamphetamine with intent to distribute 500 grams or more and one count of possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

Moss purchased the drug from a supplier in Las Vegas and arranged through his sister, Sabrina Moss, to have another man pick up the package, according to court documents. In April 2017, federal agents intercepted the package, which they found through a search warrant had 12 pounds of 92 percent pure “ice” methamphetamine inside.

Later that same day, agents delivered a package containing “dummy” drugs to Brian O’Rourke and then followed him to Manchester, where Moss was waiting. Both men were ultimately arrested.

Dustin Moss had a loaded Smith & Wesson firearm, throwing knives, two black ski masks, $10,590 in cash, a digital scale, and drug packaging and distribution paraphernalia in his car, authorities said. The $10,590 was forfeited to the United States and the firearm will be forfeited pursuant to a civil forfeiture proceeding.

O’Rourke pleaded guilty in December and is awaiting sentencing.

Sabrina Moss was sentenced last month to six years in prison after pleading guilty to participating in a methamphetamine trafficking conspiracy.

(Alyssa Dandrea can be reached at 369-3319, adandrea@cmonitor.com or on Twitter @_ADandrea.)