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Bridgeport Fentanyl Trafficker Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison

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

Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that KINSTON CUTHBERTSON, 32, of Bridgeport, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey A. Meyer in New Haven to 120 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release, for trafficking fentanyl.

According to court documents and statements made in court, an investigation revealed that Cuthbertson was distributing narcotics from his Waldorf Avenue residence.  Cuthbertson was arrested on May 27, 2022, after a court-authorized search of his residence 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 threw a shoebox containing bags of fentanyl out of a window during the execution of the search warrant.  Some of the bags broke open from the impact and spilled onto the ground.

Cuthbertson has been detained since his arrest.  On July 17, 2023, he pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute 400 grams or more of fentanyl.

This investigation was 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 was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Patricia Stolfi Collins.

Updated January 18, 2024

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