NH man pleads guilty to weapons, drug charges after stop for false inspection sticker
CONCORD — A former Penacook man pleaded guilty Friday to drug possession charges
Bryan Franklin, 41, had been charged with possession of fentanyl and methamphetamine with intent to distribute and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.
On Sept. 24, 2016, Tilton police stopped a car on Route 93 near Laconia Road for an alleged false inspection sticker, which led to them finding evidence of drugs.
After obtaining a search warrant police seized over 750 grams of heroin, with an estimated street value of $80,000 dollars, and a large bag of crystal meth. They also recovered a large amount of cash, more evidence of various drug sales, and a handgun, reportedly stolen out of Boston, Mass.
Franklin and another man faced federal drug and weapon charges for their involvement.
Franklin is scheduled to be sentenced Aug. 23. He faces a possible maximum sentence of 20 years on the drug trafficking charge and a mandatory minimum five year sentence for the firearm, which must be served consecutively to any sentence for the drug charge.