A federal judge sentenced a California-based methamphetamine dealer to 121 months in prison.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Hampshire announced the sentencing of Jim Pham, 36, of Rowland Heights, California. Pham had shipped at least kilograms of methamphetamine from California to a drug dealer in New Hampshire.
“Pham was typically paid by the trafficker using cryptocurrency,” according to the press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
According to court documents Pham and the New Hampshire drug dealer met on the darkweb in 2018. Pham then sold large quantities of methamphetamine to the dealer and shipped the packages through FedEx. The dealer would then distribute the methamphetamine to users throughout New Hampshire and New England.
During the course of the drug trafficking operation, Pham shipped more than 30 kilograms of meth to the dealer in New Hampshire. On April 29, 2021, a federal judge sentenced Pham to 10 years and one month in prison.