Guns, Drugs, and Money, Oh My! NH Woman Heads to Federal Prison
BARRINGTON - An woman was sentenced to 80 months in federal prison for drug trafficking and firearm offenses.
Crystal Watson, 37, of Barrington, was found to be in possession of $244,028 in United States currency, 570 grams of heroin, and three firearms when officers executed a search warrant at her home in 2015. The warrant followed an investigation of Watson’s drug trafficking activities, according to the documents filed in court and statements made during the sentencing hearing.
Police arrested Watson in her home.
On February 25, 2016, Watson pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute heroin, three counts of distribution of heroin, possession of heroin with intent to distribute, and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug crime.
Watson agreed to forfeit the seized cash and firearms, as well as real estate, two log cabin style park trailers and a vehicle in accordance with her plea deal.
“Those suffering from the disease of opioid addiction need access to treatment and recovery,” said Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Michael J. Ferguson. “But, those responsible for distributing lethal drugs like heroin to the citizens of New Hampshire need to be held accountable for their actions. DEA and its local, state and federal partners are committed to bringing to justice those that distribute this poison.”
"We will continue to do our utmost to prevent the distribution of drugs, reduce the risk of gun violence, and seize assets so that drug traffickers do not profit from their unlawful activities,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Farley.