Manchester Woman Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine
CONCORD, N.H. - Elizabeth Salinas-Roldan, 42, previously of Manchester, pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiracy to distribute cocaine, Acting United States Attorney John J. Farley announced today.
According to court documents and statements made in court, between May and July 2016, the defendant arranged with others to distribute cocaine to a cooperating individual in transactions that were audio and video-recorded. The defendant was arrested in December of 2016.
Salinas-Roldan will be sentenced on April 12, 2018. She has been in custody since her arrest.
“The U.S. Attorney’s Office works each day with our law enforcement partners to stop drug trafficking in our communities,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Farley. “I commend the hard work of the law enforcement officers whose efforts resulted in this conviction.”
“This guilty plea not only exemplifies Ms. Salinas-Roldan's full acceptance of her criminal activity, but her role in fueling the flow of illegal narcotics right here in Manchester,” said Special Agent in Charge, Harold H. Shaw, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Division (FBI). “The FBI Safe Streets Gang Task Force will continue do everything in its power to address violence and gang activity within our communities, as well as stop the sale of illegal drugs and dangerous substances impacting our neighbors, families, and friends across the region.”
This matter was investigated by the FBI’s Safe Streets Gang Task Force, which consists of FBI Special Agents and members of the Manchester Police Department, the Hudson Police Department, the New Hampshire State Police, the Nashua Police Department, and the New Hampshire Department of Corrections Probation and Parole. It was also supported by the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF). The OCDETF program is a federal multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional task force that supplies supplemental federal funding to federal and state agencies involved in the identification, investigation, and prosecution of major drug trafficking organizations. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Charles L. Rombeau.