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Concord, N.H.—United States Attorney Emily Gray Rice announced that Marcos Nieves, 40, previously of Manchester, New Hampshire, pleaded guilty to the illegal possession of firearms and ammunition.
According to the indictment and other statements made in court, members of the Manchester Police Department obtained a search warrant for the defendant’s Manchester residence in connection with an investigation into a non-fatal shooting on August 8, 2015. While executing the search warrant, they recovered two stolen AK-47 style weapons, several firearm magazine clips, ammunition, drugs, drug dealing paraphernalia, and personal documents identifying Nieves in a bedroom closet. At the time, Nieves was prohibited from possessing any firearm as a result of at least one prior felony conviction.
NIEVES has been in state custody since August 8, 2015. He previously pleaded guilty to narcotics charges in Hillsborough County in connection with the controlled substances recovered during the execution of the search warrant, and is serving a sentence of 2 to 4 years in New Hampshire State Prison.
A sentencing hearing has been scheduled for March 17, 2017.
This matter was jointly investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives and the Manchester Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Charles L. Rombeau.