Drug Enforcement Administration

New England

Brian D. Boyle , Special Agent in Charge

May 14, 2019

Contact: SA Timothy Desmond

Phone Number: (617) 557-2100

Loudon man sentenced to 10 years in prison for methamphetamine trafficking

CONCORD, N.H. – DEA New England Division Special Agent in Charge Brian D. Boyle and United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced that Randy Barton, 49, of Loudon, N.H., was sentenced to 120 months in prison for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute.


According to court documents and statements made in court, on April 11, 2018, a New Hampshire state trooper was patrolling I-93 in Canterbury. After observing a Chevrolet Cobalt commit a traffic infraction, the trooper stopped the car and approached it. A woman, Katie-Jo Waters, was driving the car and defendant Randy Barton was in the front seat. After making numerous observations of Waters and Barton and detecting inconsistencies in their stories, the trooper asked Barton to step out of the vehicle and conducted a pat-down search. The trooper detected a bulge in Barton's pants pocket and recovered two plastic baggies containing 15.5 grams of highly pure methamphetamine.


Barton previously pleaded guilty on Oct. 9, 2019. Waters was sentenced to 72 months on April 2, 2019.


This matter was investigated by the DEA, New Hampshire State Police and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.


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