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District of Connecticut

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Bridgeport Heroin Trafficker Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that TYEVHON KING, also known as “Twin,” 31, of Bridgeport, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant in Hartford to 121 months of imprisonment, followed by 10 years of supervised release, for trafficking heroin.

According to court documents and statements made in court, KING was a member of a Bridgeport-based heroin trafficking organization that, between approximately April 2015 and March 2017, received at least 30 kilograms of heroin that had been transported from Mexico, and then distributed the drug in the Bridgeport area.  The investigation, which included multiple controlled purchases of heroin from KING, revealed that KING received and distributed at least three kilograms of heroin.

During the investigation, investigators seized vehicles owned by KING that contained “traps,” typically used to conceal narcotics and other contraband.

On March 16, 2017, a grand jury in Hartford returned an indictment charging KING and six other individuals with heroin trafficking and related offenses.

KING has been detained since his arrest on March 24, 2017.  On February 13, 2018, he pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin.

This matter is being investigated by the FBI’s Bridgeport Safe Streets Task Force, DEA’s Bridgeport High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force, and Bridgeport Police Department.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Joseph Vizcarrondo and Alina Reynolds.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Opioids
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Updated August 1, 2018