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BRIDGEPORT WOMAN SENTENCED TO FEDERAL
PRISON FOR ILLEGALLY DISTRIBUTING OXYCODONE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 29, 2012

David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that DAMARIS RODRIGUEZ, 37, of Bridgeport, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Mark R. Kravitz in New Haven to 12 months and one day of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for illegally distributing prescription narcotics.

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 a Bridgeport bar to pick up the narcotics.  RODRIGUEZ distributed some of the pills to others and kept some for her personal use.

On October 25, 2011, RODRIGUEZ pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute oxycodone, a Schedule II controlled substance.

A total of 15 individuals have been charged with various federal narcotics distribution offenses as a result of this investigation.

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.

PUBLIC AFFAIRS CONTACT:

U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE
Tom Carson
(203) 821-3722
thomas.carson@usdoj.gov

 

 

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