BRIDGEPORT WOMAN PLEADS GUILTY
TO FEDERAL OXYCODONE DISTRIBUTION CHARGE
David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that DAMARIS RODRIGUEZ, 36, of Bridgeport, pleaded guilty today before United States District Judge Mark R. Kravitz in New Haven to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute oxycodone, a Schedule II controlled substance.
This matter stems from a six-month investigation conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Bridgeport High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force and the Bridgeport Police Department’s Tactical Narcotics Team into a drug trafficking organization that was responsible for the large-scale distribution of heroin, cocaine and oxycodone in and around Bridgeport.
According to court documents and statements made in court, between January and March 2011, RODRIGUEZ was intercepted over a court-authorized wiretap ordering various quantities of oxycodone pills from another member of the conspiracy. Law enforcement officers also observed RODRIGUEZ as she traveled to Bridgeport bar to pick up the narcotics. RODRIGUEZ distributed some of the pills to others and kept some for her personal use.
A total of 15 individuals have been charged with various federal narcotics distribution offenses as a result of this investigation.
Judge Kravitz has scheduled sentencing for February 29, 2012, at which time RODRIGUEZ faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years.
This matter is being investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Bridgeport High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force, and the Bridgeport Police Department’s Tactical Narcotics Team. The Task Force is composed of members of the Bridgeport, Stamford, Norwalk, Stratford and Westport Police Departments, and the Connecticut State Police.
This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys H. Gordon Hall and Sarah P. Karwan.
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