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Nashua Woman Sentenced For Cocaine And Crack Distribution

January 27, 2012

CONCORD – Kathy Vazquez, 30, of Nashua, New Hampshire, was sentenced in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to 6 ½ years in prison and three years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute cocaine and cocaine base (“crack”), distribution of cocaine base (“crack”), and possession of cocaine with the intention of distributing it, announced United States Attorney John P. Kacavas.

During a four day jury trial in July of 2011, the United States presented evidence that Vazquez and her boyfriend and co-conspirator, Bernardo Soto (“Soto”), agreed together to distribute cocaine and cocaine base (“crack”) in and around Nashua and Manchester, New Hampshire.   Testimony given at trial also established that Vazquez and Soto obtained ounces of cocaine base (“crack”) from Massachusetts and New York and transported the controlled substances to Nashua, New Hampshire, where they would be packaged and distributed.  During trial, the United States presented evidence that Vazquez met with a confidential human source on December 5, 2007, and December 6, 2007, in order to distribute  cocaine base (“crack”) from her residence, located at 113 Vine Street, Nashua, New Hampshire.

The conviction was the result of an investigation conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Safe Streets Gang Task Force and the Manchester, New Hampshire, Police Department Special Investigation Unit.  The prosecution was handled by Assistant United States Attorney Terry L. Ollila.


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