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Nashua Man Pleads Guilty To Drug Trafficking Charge

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New Hampshire

           CONCORD, N.H. – United States Attorney Emily Gray Rice today announced that Wilfredo Tanon Rodriguez (56), pleaded guilty in federal court on Thursday to possessing cocaine with intent to distribute.

 

           According to court documents and statements made during Tanon’s plea hearing, on July 1, 2016, the Nashua Police Department dispatched several officers to a city apartment complex parking lot. The officers were dispatched in response to a citizen complaint about drug dealing activity at that location. The ensuing police surveillance resulted in the traffic stop of a vehicle in which Tanon was riding in the front passenger seat.

 

           Tanon consented to a search and the police found approximately 279 grams of cocaine in his possession. After his arrest, Tanon admitted that, at the time of the traffic stop, he had been delivering the cocaine to a third party. Two firearms were found in a car belonging to Tanon which was parked in the apartment complex that was the focus of the original police surveillance.

 

           Tanon is scheduled to be sentenced on June 2, 2017.

 

           The driver of the car in which Tanon was riding, Luis D. Capo-Nieves, is scheduled to be tried on a related charge on March 8, 2017.

 

           This matter was investigated by the Nashua Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Bill Morse.

 

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Updated February 24, 2017

Topic
Drug Trafficking