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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Bridgeport Man Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison for Distributing Heroin and Fentanyl

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JOVANNI REYES, 24, of Bridgeport, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey A. Meyer in New Haven to 24 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for distributing heroin and fentanyl.

According to court documents and statements made in court, in late 2016, Bridgeport Police made three controlled purchases of heroin from REYES.  On December 8, 2016, investigators conducted a court-authorized search of REYES’s Voight Avenue residence and seized more than 120 folds of heroin and a loaded 9mm handgun.  The firearm had been reported stolen.

Analysis of the seized drugs revealed that some of the folds also contained fentanyl.

REYES has been detained since his federal arrest on January 25, 2017.  On October 18, 2017, he pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute heroin.

This matter was investigated by the Bridgeport Police Department, Connecticut State Police, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Rahul Kale and Vanessa Richards.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Opioids
Project Safe Neighborhoods
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Updated March 20, 2018