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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Bridgeport Man Charged with Distributing Fentanyl

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 a federal grand jury in New Haven returned an indictment today charging ANTHONY FIGUEROA-GONZALEZ, 27, of Bridgeport, with distributing fentanyl.

As alleged in court documents, in August 2019, the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Bridgeport High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force identified Figueroa-Gonzalez as a large-scale distributor of fentanyl.  On September 17 and November 7, 2019, investigators made controlled purchases of approximately 50 grams of fentanyl from Figueroa-Gonzalez in Bridgeport.

Figueroa-Gonzalez was arrested on a federal criminal complaint on May 6, 2020.

The indictment charges Figueroa-Gonzalez with two counts of possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, 40 grams or more of fentanyl, an offense that carries a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of five years a maximum term of imprisonment of 40 years on each count.

U.S. Attorney Durham stressed that an indictment is not evidence of guilt.  Charges are only allegations, and each defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

Figueroa-Gonzalez is currently released on a $100,000 bond.

The DEA’s Bridgeport HIDTA Task Force, includes personnel from the DEA Bridgeport Resident Office, the Connecticut State Police, and the Bridgeport, Norwalk, Stamford, Stratford, Milford and Danbury Police Departments.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Karen L. Peck.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Opioids
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Updated May 20, 2020