States Attorney's Office District of Connecticut
|April 28, 2010||
Project Safe Neighborhoods: HARTFORD MAN SENTENCED TO FEDERAL PRISON FOR DISTRIBUTING HEROIN
Nora R. Dannehy, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that KENNETH BONILLA, 24, formerly of Hungerford Street, Hartford, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Christopher F. Droney in Hartford to 15 months of imprisonment, followed by six years of supervised release, for illegally possessing heroin with the intent to distribute it. BONILLA pleaded guilty to the offense on December 9, 2009.
According to court documents and statements made in court, on March 18, 2009, BONILLA was arrested by Hartford Police after he was found in possession of 183 sleeves of heroin that he intended to sell and more than $4000 in cash. In total, the officers found and seized 11.8 grams of heroin from BONILLA’s apartment.
BONILLA has been detained in state custody, on unrelated drug charges, since April 7, 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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