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Derry man gets 90 months in federal prison for cocaine trafficking

January 02. 2018 4:16PM

Manchester police seized $66,000 worth of drugs last December in a motor vehicle stop when Edwin Ruiz was arrested. (COURTESY)

CONCORD — A 30-year-old Derry man was sentenced to 90 months in federal prison for cocaine trafficking Tuesday, federal officials said.

Manchester police stopped a car being driven by Edwin Ruiz on Dec. 2, 2016, and a subsequent search uncovered nearly 800 grams of cocaine and more than $8,200 in cash.

In September, Ruiz pleaded guilty to possessing cocaine with the intent to distribute and the cash was forfeited to the federal government.

"As we continue to fight against the deadly problems posed by opioids, the law enforcement community also remains committed to working together to stop the distribution of other dangerous illegal drugs," said acting U.S. Attorney John J. Farley. "I commend the work of the law enforcement officers in this case. Their efforts prevented a substantial quantity of cocaine from being distributed in the Granite State." 

Courts Manchester

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