Former Manchester man sentenced 24 months for cocaine trafficking in NH
CONCORD — A man formerly from Manchester has been sentenced for conspiracy to distribute nearly 280 grams of cocaine.
On July 1, 2016, following a citizen's complaint, Nashua police responded to a report of suspected drug activity in the parking lot of an apartment complex.
While surveilling the parking lot, police noticed Luis D. Capo-Nieves, 33, formerly of Manchester, make an apparent drug deal with Wilfredo Tanon Rodriguez.
The two left the parking lot in Capo-Nieves' car, police said.
Police stopped Capo-Nieves for a variety of motor vehicle violations. Upon inspecting the car police found 279 grams of cocaine.
The passenger of the car, Rodriguez, was charged and sentenced to 30 months in federal prison.
Capo-Nieves pleaded guilty on Feb. 28. He was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release.