NASHUA MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO COCAINE TRAFFICKING
CONCORD, NH – Shawn Sandiford, of Nashua pled guilty today in United States District Court to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and the unlawful distribution of cocaine, announced United States Attorney John P. Kacavas.
The investigation began in September, 2009 when undercover officers from the Nashua, New Hampshire Police Department began purchasing quantities of cocaine from Sandiford, Leslie Neblett and Anthony Parry at various locations throughout the city. Beginning in September, 2009 through January, 2010 officers made nine such purchases totaling 225 grams of cocaine. Sandiford was arrested on August 31, 2010. Both Neblett and Parry have pleaded guilty to similar charges in federal court and await sentencing.
Sandiford faces a maximum term of imprisonment of twenty years, a term of supervised release of at least three years, a maximum fine of one million dollars and possible deportation to Barbados as a result of this drug trafficking conviction. He is scheduled to be sentenced on May 11, 2011.
The investigation was conducted by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, the Nashua Police Department and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer C. Davis.