William McKay Sentenced for Participating in Meth Trafficking

William McKay Sentenced for Participating in Meth Trafficking

Rochester Man, William McKay Sentenced to Five Years for Participating in Methamphetamine Trafficking Conspiracy

CONCORD (STL.News) William McKay, 48, of Rochester, was sentenced to 60 months in federal prison for participating in a conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute, and to distribute, methamphetamine, Acting United States Attorney John J. Farley announced today.

According to court documents and statements made in court, McKay conspired with James Nesbit and Haley Hansler to distribute crystal “ice” methamphetamine.  In 2018, McKay ordered three packages totaling approximately 742 grams of “ice” methamphetamine from vendors on the Dark Web that were intended for McKay’s personal use and for McKay, Nesbit and Hansler to distribute to drug customers in New Hampshire.

McKay previously pleaded guilty on October 23, 2020.  In April 2020, Hansler was sentenced to 60 months in federal prison.  James Nesbit was sentenced in November 2020 to 120 months in federal prison.

“Methamphetamine is a dangerous and addictive drug that can ruin lives and damage communities,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Farley.  “We are working closely with our law enforcement partners to identify and prosecute the drug traffickers who are distributing methamphetamine in the Granite State. 

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