Manchester Woman Sentenced to 78 Months in Prison for Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine
CONCORD - Elizabeth Salinas-Roldan, 43, previously of Manchester, New Hampshire, was sentenced in federal court to 78 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute cocaine, United States Attorney Scott W. Murray 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.
Salinas-Reardon, who previously pleaded guilty on January 3, 2018, will be on supervised release after serving her sentence.
“The U.S. Attorney’s Office is committed to working closely with our law enforcement partners to identify and prosecute drug traffickers,” said U.S. Attorney Murray. “I am grateful to the law enforcement officers whose hard work led to this successful prosecution.”
“Ms. Salinas-Roldan dealt cocaine in her own backyard, profiting from the addiction of others. Her case is just one example of our ongoing efforts to rid communities across the Granite State of drug trafficking enterprises. Today’s sentence should send a message to others who are thinking about getting into the drug trafficking business. Don’t do it!” said Harold H. Shaw, Special Agent in Charge, FBI Boston Division. “The FBI’s Safe Streets Gang Task Force will be relentless in hunting down anyone who chooses to engage in the distribution of illegal narcotics, and the violence that comes along with it.”
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.