Bridgeport Man Pleads Guilty to Distributing Heroin Involved in Stratford Woman's Overdose
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Connecticut
Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that RAMON L. KILLINGS, also known as “Blade,” 39, of Bridgeport, waived his right to be indicted and pleaded guilty today in Hartford federal court to one count of distribution of heroin.
This matter stems from an ongoing statewide initiative targeting narcotics dealers who distribute heroin, fentanyl or opioids that cause death or serious injury to users.
According to court documents and statements made in court, in the early morning of December 4, 2016, Stratford Police responding to a 911 call encountered a 33-year-old female who had died from a suspected drug overdose in the bedroom of a residence in Stratford. Responding officers collected wax folds containing suspected heroin, a hypodermic needle and other drug paraphernalia from the bedroom. The investigation revealed that the victim’s boyfriend purchased heroin from KILLINGS the previous evening, and then he and the victim injected the heroin he had purchased.
In December 2016 and January 2017, law enforcement made controlled purchases of heroin from KILLINGS.
On January 18, 2017, KILLINGS was arrested on a federal criminal complaint. At the time of his arrest, he possessed quantities of heroin and crack cocaine.
KILLINGS is scheduled to be sentenced by Senior U.S. District Judge Alfred V. Covello on August 16, 2017, at which time he faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years. He is released on a $20,000 bond.
This matter has been investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Bridgeport High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force and the Stratford Police Department. The task force includes personnel from the Norwalk, Stamford, Stratford, Milford and Bridgeport Police Departments, and the Connecticut State Police. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Douglas P. Morabito.
Updated May 24, 2017