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Bridgeport Man with Prior Federal Heroin Conviction Pleads Guilty to Heroin Trafficking Offense

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

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that STEVEN HUTCHINSON, 29, of Bridgeport, pleaded guilty today in Hartford federal court to one count of possession with intent to distribute heroin.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on November 20, 2014, Hutchinson was sentenced in federal court to 60 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release, for distributing heroin in Bridgeport.  He was released from federal prison on May 22, 2018.

Shortly after Hutchinson was released from prison, Stamford Police received information that Hutchinson was again selling heroin in Fairfield County.  On June 21, 2018, a Stamford Police officer, acting in an undercover capacity, arranged to purchase 300 bags of heroin from Hutchinson in exchange for $1,800.  Hutchinson was arrested after he arrived at a parking lot in Stamford to complete the transaction and exited his car in possession of 300 bags of heroin.

Subsequent laboratory analysis of the seized drugs revealed that the bags contained a mixture of heroin and fentanyl.

Hutchinson is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford on November 19, 2019, at which time he faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years.  Hutchinson also faces additional penalties for violating the conditions of his supervised release from his prior federal conviction.

Hutchinson has been detained since his arrest.

This investigation has been conducted by the Stamford Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Rahul Kale.

Updated August 27, 2019

Topics
Drug Trafficking
Opioids