CONCORD — A couple who peddled crack cocaine and cocaine from a home at 23 Gale Avenue in Laconia, where illegal drugs, firearms and currency were found during a search of the residence in March, 2014, have pleaded guilty in United States District Court to charges of conspiring both to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute cocaine.
Roger Perkins, 31, of Methuen, Massachusetts and Wendyann Plunkett, 32, of Laconia are scheduled to be sentenced later this year and each face sentences of up to 40 years in prison, but will likely be sentenced to lesser terms. Perkins, whose record included a felony drug conviction in 2005, was also charged with unlawful possession of firearm and possession of firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking.
According to court documents, beginning on or about January 1, 2014 Perkins and Plunket conspired with others to sell drugs from their residence. When Perkins was away from home, Plunkett handled the transactions. On March 25, 2014 officers of the Laconia Police Department arrested Perkins outside his home where he was found in possession of crack cocaine and cocaine. During a subsequent search of the residence, officers seized cocaine, crack cocaine, cash and four firearms — three of them loaded — in and near a safe in a bedroom closet.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives assisted the Laconia Police with the investigation leading to the arrest of the Perkins and Plunkett and the case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Davis.
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