Fugitive of the week captured
January 09. 2014 9:18AM
CONCORD - This week's "Fugitive of the Week," Luis Felipe Rodriguez, 29, wanted on drug charges, was arrested early Thursday morning inside his girlfriend's Fall River, Mass. apartment.
Rodriguez was being sought by New Hampshire State Police on charges of possessing both cocaine and heroin with the intent to distribute them.
According to the U.S. Marshal's Office, the charges stem from a traffic stop on Interstate 95 in December. Heroin and cocaine were located inside the vehicle, which was impounded and later searched by investigators.
Investigators found evidence indicating the illegal drugs belonged to Rodriguez, according to U.S. Marshal's Fugitive Task Force investigators who arrested him.
Rodriguez was last known to reside in the Massachusetts communities of Fall River or Taunton, or in Bangor, Maine. Authorities said they did not know his exact location, at his girlfriend's Robeson Street apartment, until early Thursday morning.
Investigators found him when they searched her apartment and arrested him without incident.
Rodriguez will appear Thursday in Fall River District Court and likely will be held, pending his return to New Hampshire to face the felony drug charges.
Several members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts participated in the arrest, including task force officers from the New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts State Police, officers from the Brockton and Fall River Police Departments, along with deputy U.S. Marshals from Mass.