Manchester Man Sentenced for Distribution of Oxycodone
|U.S. Attorney’s Office March 06, 2013|
CONCORD, NH—Felix Rodriguez, 29, of Manchester, New Hampshire, was sentenced in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to eight months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for his involvement in the distribution of oxycodone in Manchester, New Hampshire, announced United States Attorney John P. Kacavas.
Law enforcement obtained information in January 2011 involving the distribution of Percocet (oxycodone) in and around Manchester, New Hampshire. The defendant was a large-scale Percocet distributor who supplied his mother, Inez Rodriguez, and his grandmother, Aida Marquez, a/k/a “Abuela,” with Percocet for distribution. The Percocet was distributed from various residences in Manchester. Two separate confidential informants engaged in 17 separate purchases of controlled substances from Felix Fernandez, Inez Rodriguez, and Aida Marquez.
The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Safe Streets Gang Task Force and the Manchester, New Hampshire Police Department Special Investigation Unit. The arrests consisted of a joint federal, state, and local effort. Members of the arrest teams included: (1) the Federal Bureau of Investigation; (2) the Manchester, New Hampshire Police Department; (3) the United States Marshal’s Service; (4) the New Hampshire State Police; (5) the Nashua, New Hampshire Police Department; and (6) the New Hampshire Department of Probation and Parole and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Terry Olilla.
The Safe Streets Gang Task Force initiative, part of the FBI’s Violent Crimes and Major Offenders Program, was created to encourage coordinated crime fighting efforts among FBI field offices and our local law enforcement partners. The mission of the Safe Streets Gang Task Force is to effectively utilize task forces to investigate, locate, arrest, and prosecute subjects for serious federal and state crimes, including drug and weapons violations, armed robbery, bank robbery, kidnapping, and gang and drug-related violence.