Manchester man pleads guilty to gun and drug charges

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Rogers/File Photo

CONCORD, NH – Daniel Rogers, 30, of Manchester, pleaded guilty July 27 to federal charges of possessing a controlled substance with the intent to distribute, being a felon in possession of a firearm, and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

According to court documents and statements made in court, shortly after midnight on October 3, 2016, Manchester Police conducted a traffic stop on a car driven by Rogers at the intersection of Granite and Commercial streets in Manchester. Police determined that there were outstanding warrants for both Rogers and the passenger in the vehicle, and both of them were arrested. Police obtained a warrant to search the vehicle, which resulted in the seizure of four firearms, including two rifles that were previously reported stolen, along with approximately 37 grams of fentanyl, 25 grams of crack cocaine, and 21 grams of powder cocaine. Rogers was previously convicted of a felony and was prohibited from possessing firearms.

Sentencing is scheduled for November 14, 2017.

“The U.S. Attorney’s Office is committed to working with our law enforcement partners to stopping drug distribution and the violence associated with drug dealing,” said Acting U.S. Attorney John J. Farley.  “Armed drug dealers present a serious risk to public safety and we will be aggressive in our efforts to get guns out of the hands of criminals.  I commend the law enforcement officers in this case for their work protecting our community.”

This matter was investigated by the Manchester Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Shane Kelbley.