Manchester Man Sentenced to 42 Months for Conspiring to Distribute Cocaine

 CONCORD – Timothy Spaulding, 23, of Manchester, was sentenced today to 42 months in federal prison in connection with his role in a cocaine distribution conspiracy, United States Attorney Jane E. Young announced.

 According to court documents and statements made in court, on May 6, 2021, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant on a hotel room where Spaulding was staying with his girlfriend. 

During the search of the hotel room, law enforcement officers located a black backpack containing documents and receipts in the name of the defendant, a scale and 45.9 grams of cocaine.  A 9mm pistol was also located on a table in the room. Law enforcement executed a search warrant on Spaulding’s phone and retrieved messages about drug distribution.

Spaulding previously pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine on February 9, 2022. 

“Drug dealers who have access to guns threaten the safety of our communities,” said U.S. Attorney Young.  “This federal sentence reflects the dangerous combination that drugs and guns pose to the community.

 We are working closely with the Manchester Police Department to prosecute drug dealers who have access to guns and destroy communities with their drugs.”

 “This case is a prime example of the focused policing efforts the Manchester Police Department and our partners are undertaking as part of our CompStat360 Gun Violence Reduction Strategy,” said Manchester Chief of Police Allen Aldenberg.  “Timothy Spaulding represents the dangerous offenders we are targeting in Manchester.  Drug sales and associated gun violence are a top priority and coordinated efforts with our federal partners at the FBI and US Attorney’s Office significantly impact community safety in Manchester.”

 This matter was investigated by Manchester Police Department with the assistance of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Anna Krasinski and Debra M. Walsh.