Derry Man Sentenced To Over Seven Years In Prison For Cocaine Trafficking
CONCORD, N.H. - Edwin Ruiz, 30, of Derry, was sentenced in federal court to serve 90 months in prison for cocaine trafficking, Acting United States Attorney John J. Farley announced today.
Court filings and statements made in court established that on December 1, 2016, Ruiz was driving a vehicle stopped by the Manchester Police Department. A search of the car resulted in the seizure of $8,264 and 799.8 grams of cocaine.
Ruiz previously pleaded guilty to possessing cocaine with intent to distribute on September 19, 2017. The cash seized from Ruiz was forfeited to the United States.
“As we continue to fight against the deadly problems posed by opioids, the law enforcement community also remains committed to working together to stop the distribution of other dangerous illegal drugs,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Farley. “I commend the work of the law enforcement officers in this case. Their efforts prevented a substantial quantity of cocaine from being distributed in the Granite State.”
This matter was investigated by the Manchester Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Georgiana L. Konesky.