Weare man sentenced for federal drug crimes

  • A gavel. BRIAN TURNER

Saturday, February 03, 2018

A Weare man was sentenced Thursday to 18 months in federal prison for drug trafficking.

Kenneth Bailey, 53, was also fined $1,000 and will be on supervised release for three years following his release, according to Acting United States Attorney John Farley.

Bailey sold methamphetamine and a combination of cocaine and methamphetamine on five occasions in 2013 and once in 2014, according to court records. He previously pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Concord to six counts of distributing controlled substances.

“Mr. Bailey will now pay the price for distributing dangerous drugs that pose a serious threat to our community,” said FBI Special Agent in Charge Harold Shaw. “Together, with our law enforcement partners, the FBI New Hampshire Safe Streets Gang Task Force will continue to do everything we can to crack down on illegal drug distributors and the violence that is associated with them.”

The case against Bailey was investigated by the FBI, New Hampshire State Police, as well as law enforcement officials in Hudson, Manchester and Nashua.

By Alyssa Dandrea