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Bridgeport Man Pleads Guilty to Trafficking Cocaine While on Federal Supervised Release

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

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that RAMON HERNANDEZ, 60, of Bridgeport, pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Jeffrey A. Meyer in New Haven to one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine, and admitted that he violated the conditions of his supervised release from a prior federal conviction.

According court documents and statements made in court, on February 13, 2019, Hernandez possessed and intended to distribute more than 250 grams of cocaine.

In March 2006, Hernandez was sentenced in Bridgeport federal court to 84 months of imprisonment and 10 years of supervised release for his role in a cocaine trafficking ring.  He was released from federal prison in August 2011.

Judge Meyer scheduled sentencing for September 26, 2019, at which time Hernandez faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years on the new narcotics charge, and an additional term of imprisonment of up to five years for violating the conditions of his supervised release.

Hernandez has been detained since February 13, 2019.

This matter is being investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Connecticut State Police Statewide Narcotics Task Force and Bridgeport Police Department.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Maria del Pilar Gonzalez.

Updated June 17, 2019

Drug Trafficking