Newport, NH – Samantha Davis, 28, of Claremont was sentenced in Sullivan Superior Court on August 13, 2018 to serve a 5-12 year term of incarceration at the New Hampshire State Prison for a charge of being a drug enterprise leader, and possession with intent to distribute heroin in an amount greater than 5 grams. Ms. Davis was further sentenced to 3.5-7 year sentence, on two charges of possession with intent to distribute 4-fluoroisobutryrl fentanyl and a controlled drug analog, which were both suspended for a period of 12 years conditioned upon good behavior, and if imposed, would be served consecutive to the 5-12 year stand committed sentence. Ms. Davis had previously entered pleas of guilty on July 10, 2018 to the above referenced charges.
Ms. Davis was initially arrested on January 31, 2018 after an investigation into the illegal distribution of controlled drugs by the Claremont Police Department, the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Drug Task Force, and the New Hampshire State Police Mobile Enforcement Team. A subsequent search warrant was executed at Ms. Davis’ residence, located at 12 Spofford Street, Claremont, NH. Law enforcement located a large quantity, approximately 630 bags, of the controlled drug heroin. Also located during the search, was a quantity of the controlled drug 4-fluoroisobutryrl fentanyl, approximately 16 grams of the controlled drug analog N-ethyl pentylone, a large quantity of Untied States currency, and various other indications of the distribution of narcotics.
Ms. Davis was subsequently released on conditions of bail from Sullivan Superior Court pending trial. Ms. Davis was arrested again, during the month of April 2018, as the result of a second investigation into the distribution of controlled drugs conducted by the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Drug Task Force, along with the Claremont Police Department.
A second individual, Johnnie Malik Kyles, 34, was also arrested in February 2018 in the State of Vermont. Mr. Kyles had been observed arriving at 12 Spofford Street on January 31, 2018 prior to a drug transaction.
On July 16, 2018, Mr. Kyles entered pleas of guilty to a charge for the sale of the controlled drug cocaine, a conspiracy to sell cocaine, conspiracy to sell marijuana, and for the sale of marijuana. Mr. Kyles received a 3-7 year term of incarceration at the New Hampshire State Prison for the charges of conspiracy to sell cocaine and sale of cocaine. Mr. Kyles was further sentenced to a 3-6 year term of incarceration for the charges of conspiracy to sell marijuana and the sale of marijuana. Those sentences were suspended for a period of 10 years conditioned upon good behavior. If imposed, those sentences would be served consecutively.
On July 5, 2018, Destiny Rogers, 20, entered pleas of guilty to multiple charges related to the distribution of the controlled drug heroin. Ms. Rogers was sentenced to a 12 month period of incarceration, with 6 months of said sentences suspended, on two charges of conspiracy to sell the controlled drug heroin. Ms. Rogers was further sentenced to a consecutive 12 month period of incarceration, at the Sullivan County House of Corrections, on two counts of sale of heroin. Ms. Rogers also received a series of consecutive suspended state prison terms of 2-7 years and 3.5-7 years. Those sentences are suspended, conditioned upon good behavior, for a period of 5 years, and if imposed, will be served consecutively to the 18 month period of incarceration at the Sullivan County House of Corrections.
The law enforcement community of Sullivan County is determined to stop the influx of dangerous drugs in this community, and the grave impact that they have on the people of Sullivan County. The Sullivan County Attorney’s Office is determined to prosecute these crimes in ways designed to keep the people of Sullivan County safe, meet the punitive, rehabilitative, and deterrence objectives of sentencing, while also addressing the dangerous influences of controlled drugs at all phases of the criminal prosecution.
The above referenced investigations were conducted by the Claremont Police Department, the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Drug Task Force, and the New Hampshire State Police Mobile Enforcement Team, and the cases were prosecuted by Deputy Sullivan County Attorney Justin Hersh.
The above referenced investigations remain open and additional cases are pending.