Epsom man pleads guilty to federal drug, gun charges
January 19. 2018 8:04PM
CONCORD — An Epsom man pleaded guilty Thursday to three federal drug and firearm charges, according to federal prosecutors.
David Frediani, 28, will be sentenced May 14 in U.S. District Court in Concord.
The charges against Frediani are conspiracy to possess with intent to sell drugs, using a firearm in relation to drug trafficking and possessing a gun as a convicted felon.
The case began, officials said, when Frediani sold fentanyl to a cooperating individual last September.
After that point, police carried out a search warrant at Frediani’s home on Goboro Road and found four guns, ammunition, more than 511 grams of fentanyl and $24,000 in cash.
Under the agreement Frediani reached, he is bound to a sentence of 12 1/2 years in federal prison.
“Opioids are killing hundreds of residents of New Hampshire each year,” said Acting U.S. Attorney John J. Farley. “The danger posed by drug trafficking is further increased when drug dealers use firearms to further their unlawful activities. I commend the law enforcement officers for protecting the community from the dangers posed by the fentanyl and firearms in this case.”
New Hampshire State Police investigated this case over the period of several months, prosecutors said.