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Bridgeport Fentanyl Trafficker Pleads Guilty

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

Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that KINSTON CUTHBERTSON, 31, of Bridgeport, pleaded guilty yesterday in New Haven federal court to a fentanyl trafficking offense.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on May 27, 2022, a court-authorized search of Cuthbertson’s residence on Waldorf Avenue in Bridgeport revealed approximately 1.2 kilograms of fentanyl; approximately 380 grams of cocaine; a quantity of crack cocaine; items used to process and package narcotics, including a kilogram press; a money counter; and $10,702 in cash.

Cuthbertson pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute 400 grams or more of fentanyl, an offense that carries a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of 10 years and a maximum term of imprisonment of life.  He is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey A. Meyer on October 6.

Cuthbertson has been detained since his arrest on May 27, 2022.

This investigation is being conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Connecticut State Police’s Statewide Narcotics Task Force Southwest and Statewide Urban Violence Cooperative Crime Control Task Force, and the Bridgeport Police Department’s Emergency Services Unit.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Patricia Stolfi Collins.

Updated July 18, 2023

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