MANCHESTER, NH – A man from the Dominican Republic using a fake New Hampshire ID was arrested Nov. 2 in a major drug investigation by the FBI Gang Task Force andNew Hampshire State Police.
At approximately 2:45 p.m. Troopers and FBI agents arrested Valentin Delo Soto Perez, 47, of Bani, Dominican Republic, on multiple warrants for identity theft and unsworn falsification, the result of a six-week investigation. Police say Perez was using a stolen identity, passing himself off as Miguel Angel Sanchez Caraballo, 54, of Manchester.
An investigation revealed that Perez had used a stolen identity to obtain a New Hampshire driver license, registrations, and vehicle titles from the New Hampshire Division of Motor Vehicles. A search warrant was issued for Perez’s residence during which time Troopers discovered a large quantity of cash and heroin.
Troopers applied for an additional search warrant and ultimately seized a number of documents in the name of Caraballo, as well as: 55 fingers of heroin, two bricks of cocaine, individually-packaged bags of cocaine, scales, Percocet, marijuana, and $56,820. The street value of the confiscated drugs is estimated to be worth approximately $40,000. The amount of heroin seized, removed roughly 2,750 individual doses of the drug.
Perez was charged with identity theft, unsworn falsification, possession of a controlled drug with intent to distribute, and being a felon in possession of a dangerous weapon. Perez refused bail and was held at the Hillsborough County House of Correction. He will be arraigned in the 9th Circuit – District Division – Manchester Court on November 3, 2015 at 8 a.m.
The New Hampshire State Police – Troop G was assisted by members of the New Hampshire State Police – Troop B, Manchester Police Department, FBI Gang Task Force, Bureau of Diplomatic Security, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the New Hampshire Division of Motor Vehicles. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Trooper O’Leary at (603) 223-8778.