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  • Writer's pictureCaity Koz

Manchester Man Sentenced for Trafficking Cocaine into New Hampshire

A Manchester man was sentenced in federal court for possessing with intent to distribute cocaine in New Hampshire, U.S. Attorney Jane E. Young announces.

Emilio Flores, 31, was sentenced by Senior U.S. District Court Judge Steven McAuliffe to 48 months in prison and 3 years of supervised release. On April 12, 2022, Flores pleaded guilty to possessing with intent to distribute controlled substances.

“The defendant trafficked significant quantities of cocaine in New Hampshire,” said United States Attorney Jane E. Young. “The lengthy sentence imposed by the Court reflects that dealing drugs will not be tolerated in the Granite State, and that defendants who assault other inmates will face longer sentences.”

"Today’s sentence is a reminder to those who harm our communities – your criminal activity will not be tolerated, and you will be held accountable,” said Jodi Cohen, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Boston Division.

“Let this sentencing be a strong message, the Manchester Police Department does not tolerate this criminal behavior, and this agency along with our law enforcement partners will continue to work tirelessly to get these repeat offenders behind bars,” said Manchester Police Chief Allen Aldenberg, “I am very encouraged by this outcome, and I believe it is strong proof that collaboration works.”

On September 1, 2021, Flores was arrested on an outstanding violation of state parole. A search of his Manchester residence yielded approximately 2 kilograms of cocaine. After pleading guilty to the drug charge in this case and awaiting sentencing, while incarcerated at the Strafford County House of Correction, Flores assaulted another inmate. An addendum to the plea agreement increased the length of his imprisonment by 12 months to take this conduct into account.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Manchester Police Department jointly led the investigation. Valuable assistance was provided by the State of New Hampshire Probation and Parole Office. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Aaron Gingrande and Charles Rombeau prosecuted the case.


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