States Attorney's Office District of Connecticut
|February 18, 2010||
Project Safe Neighborhoods: HARTFORD MAN SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR HEROIN DISTRIBUTION
Nora R. Dannehy, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that EDWIN LUCIANO, also known as “Lemuel,” 19, of Hartford was sentenced today by United States District Judge Christopher F. Droney in Hartford to 12 months and one day of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for illegally possessing heroin with the intent to distribute it. LUCIANO pleaded guilty to the offense on November 30, 2009.
According to court documents and statements made in court, on March 18, 2009, LUCIANO was arrested by Hartford Police after he was found in possession of 85 sleeves of heroin that he intended to sell. In total, the officers found and seized 11.8 grams of heroin from LUCIANO’s apartment, some of which was within reach of young children.
LUCIANO has been detained in state custody, on unrelated firearm and sexual assault charges, since August 13, 2009.
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Hartford Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jonathan S. Freimann.
The Project Safe Neighborhoods Initiative is aimed at reducing gun and gang violence, deterring illegal possession of guns, and improving the safety of residents of Connecticut’s cities. Participants in the initiative include community members and organizations as well as federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.
U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE
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