HARTFORD MAN ADMITS DISTRIBUTING HEROIN
David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JOSE SOSTRE, also known as “Goldo” and “Chuletta,” 32, of Hartford, pleaded guilty today before United States District Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven to one count of conspiracy to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin.
According to court documents and statements made in court, between January 2011 and January 2012, SOSTRE was a source of supply for a drug trafficking organization that sold heroin from a back window of a house located at 68 Lawrence Street in Hartford.
Judge Arterton has scheduled sentencing for September 19, 2012, at which time SOSTRE faces a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of five years and a maximum term of imprisonment of 40 years.
SOSTRE has been detained since his arrest on February 9, 2012. On that date, officers also seized a firearm from his residence.
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Hartford Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jonathan S. Freimann.
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