Resident of Weare Pleads Guilty to Possessing Firearms as a Prohibited Person
CONCORD, N.H. – Acting United States Attorney John J. Farley announced today that Jodi Swett, 31, of Weare, New Hampshire, pleaded guilty to three counts of possessing multiple firearms and ammunition as a prohibited person.
According to court records and statements made in court, on April 30, 2015, Swett pleaded guilty to a domestic violence offense. The conviction meant that Swett could not legally possess a firearm or ammunition. Nevertheless, in a private transaction that occurred in Manchester in July 2016, Swett bought a Ruger pistol for $375. In another private transaction that occurred in Hillsborough in October 2016, Swett bought a shotgun for $250 and a bulletproof vest. Additionally, during a search of Swett’s residence on February 10, 2017, the Federal Bureau of Investigation seized two .22 caliber rifles, a 9 mm pistol, and more than 100 rounds of ammunition.
Swett will be sentenced on October 25, 2017.
“The U.S. Attorney’s Office is committed to working with our law enforcement partners to combat violent crime,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Farley. “When individuals possess firearms unlawfully they present a risk to the safety of the community. We will continue to prosecute those who possess weapons unlawfully and to use all available means to reduce the risk of violent crime here in New Hampshire.”
The FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives investigated the case. Assistant United States Attorney Robert Kinsella is prosecuting the case.
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