New York man pleads guilty to drug charges

CONCORD – Edwin Martinez-Guzman, 37, of New York, pleaded guilty in federal court to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Scott Murray said.

According to court documents and statements made in court, after law enforcement officers learned that Martinez-Guzman was preparing to conduct a drug transaction, they approached him in a parking lot in Manchester in November. Martinez-Guzman was arrested with over 150 grams of pure methamphetamine.

Martinez-Guzman is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 16.

“Methamphetamine presents a growing danger to our community,” Murray said. “Indications are that traffickers are bringing this substance into our state with increasingly greater frequency. In order to protect the safety of our citizens, we will be aggressive in our efforts to identify and prosecute those who choose to bring this deadly drug into New Hampshire.”