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Ansonia Man Pleads Guilty to Fentanyl and Crack Distribution Charges

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Connecticut

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Brian D. Boyle, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration for New England, announced that KENTWAN ROBINSON, also known as Thomas Robinson, 26, of Ansonia, pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven to fentanyl and crack cocaine distribution offenses.

According to court documents and statements made in court, in November 2018, the Drug Enforcement Administration received information that Robinson was distributing fentanyl in the Bridgeport area.  On three occasions between November 2018 and January 2019, investigators conducted controlled purchases of fentanyl from Robinson at various locations.  During one of the transactions, Robinson also sold a quantity of crack cocaine.

Robinson was arrested at his Ansonia residence on February 6, 2019.  At the time of his arrest, he possessed approximately 10 grams of fentanyl that he intended to distribute and approximately $1,800 in cash.

Robinson pleaded guilty to two counts of distribution of fentanyl, one count of distribution of fentanyl and cocaine base (“crack”), and one count of possession with intent to distribute fentanyl.  Judge Arterton scheduled sentencing for October 23, 2019, at which time Robinson faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years on each count.

Robinson has been detained since his arrest.

This matter has been investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Bridgeport High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force and the Bridgeport Police Department.  The Task Force includes personnel from the DEA, Connecticut State Police and Norwalk, Stamford, Stratford, Milford, Bridgeport and Trumbull Police Departments.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph Vizcarrondo.

Updated July 31, 2019

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