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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Connecticut

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, March 31, 2017

Bridgeport Heroin Dealer Sentenced to 57 Months in Federal Prison

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that GLEN PORTER, also known as “Kuran,” 32, of Bridgeport, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven to 57 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for distributing heroin.

According to court documents and statements made in court, in 2015, the FBI’s Bridgeport State Streets Task Force, Bridgeport Police Department and Connecticut State Police Statewide Narcotics Task Force initiated an investigation into several heroin distributors operating in Bridgeport. The investigation, included court-authorized wiretaps, controlled purchases of heroin and physical surveillance, revealed that Kareem Roseboro, also known as “Swiss,” was supplying distribution quantities of heroin to other individuals, including PORTER. PORTER and others sold heroin to their own customers.

Roseboro and his associates used the Stylz Barbershop, located on State Street in Bridgeport, as a hub for their narcotics distribution activity.

During the course of the investigation, investigators seized multiple “bricks” of heroin, items used in the processing and packaging of heroin, and five firearms. A brick of heroin contains 100 individual dose bags.

On June 6, 2016, a grand jury in Bridgeport returned an eight-count indictment charging PORTER, Roseboro and five other Bridgeport residents with heroin trafficking offenses. The seven defendants were arrested on June 7, 2016.

PORTER has been detained since his arrest. On November 16, 2016, he pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and distribution of, heroin.

PORTER’s criminal history includes multiple felony convictions.

Roseboro has pleaded guilty and awaits sentencing.

This matter was investigated by the FBI’s Bridgeport Safe Streets Task Force and the Bridgeport Police Department, with the assistance of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Connecticut State Police, Stratford Police Department, Stamford Police Department and the Trumbull Police Department K-9 Unit. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Alina P. Reynolds and H. Gordon Hall.

Topic: 
Drug Trafficking
Updated March 31, 2017