States Attorney's Office District of Connecticut
|June 23, 2011||
NEW HAVEN MAN CHARGED WITH
David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that a federal grand jury sitting in New Haven returned a three-count indictment today charging HECTOR NATAL, also known as “Boom Boom,” 25, of New Haven, with conspiring to possess with intent to distribute 28 grams or more of cocaine base (“crack cocaine”), possessing with intent to distribute and distributing 28 grams or more of cocaine base, and possessing with intent to distribute a quantity of heroin, cocaine and cocaine base.
According to the allegations set forth in the indictment and statements previously made in court, NATAL conspired with others to distribute crack cocaine and, on March 29, 2011, he allegedly sold approximately 36 grams of crack cocaine to an individual working with law enforcement in exchange for $1800.
The indictment further alleges that, on March 9, 2011, NATAL possessed with intent to distribute heroin, cocaine and crack cocaine.
If convicted of the crack cocaine conspiracy and distribution charges, NATAL faces a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of five years and a maximum term of imprisonment of 40 years on each count. If convicted of the charge of possessing with intent to distribute a quantity of heroin, cocaine and cocaine base, NATAL faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years.
NATAL has been detained since his arrest on June 14, 2011.
U.S. Attorney Fein stressed that an indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. Charges are only allegations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
U.S. Attorney Fein stated that the investigation is ongoing and encouraged anyone with information that may be relevant to the investigation to call the FBI in Connecticut at 203-777-6311.
This matter is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Connecticut State Police, the New Haven Police Department, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Inspector General. The case is being prosecuted by Deputy United States Attorney Deirdre M. Daly and Assistant United States Attorney Stephen B. Reynolds, with assistance and support from the Connecticut State’s Attorney’s Office in New Haven.
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