Oct 9, 2015 5:12 PM

Hooksett man pleads guilty to drugs and weapons charges


CONCORD - A Hooksett man has pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to drugs and weapons charges.

Rosaire R. Gauthier, 39, pleaded guilty to 15 counts of distribution of oxycodone and cocaine, possession with intent to distribute and with being felon in possession of firearms. Officials say they seized a sizable arsenal from his home, including rifles, shotguns and pistols.

Gauthier had previously been convicted of possession with intent to distribute a controlled drug and, as a result, was banned from possessing any firearms.

Undercover police from Manchester had arranged for controlled purchases of 575 oxycodone pills and almost 6 grams of cocaine between April 16 of 2011 through February 1 of 2012. Hooksett police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives also assisted in the investigation.

Under the terms of a plea agreement, Gauthier's sentence will range between nine years and 14 years and he will forfeit just over $18,000.

He is scheduled to be sentenced on Jan. 28, 2016, according to Acting U.S. Attorney Donald Feith.


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