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Bridgeport Man Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison for Distributing Cocaine While on 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, 61, of Bridgeport, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey A. Meyer in New Haven to 36 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for distributing cocaine and violating the conditions of his supervised release from a prior federal conviction.

According court documents and statements made in court, an investigation led by the Drug Enforcement Administration revealed that Hernandez, who was on federal supervised release, was selling cocaine near a drug rehabilitation facility where he worked.  Investigators conducted multiple controlled purchases of cocaine from Hernandez near that facility.  On February 13, 2019, Hernandez was arrested after he possessed and intended to distribute more than 250 grams of cocaine.

Hernandez has been detained since his arrest.  On June 17, 2019, he pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute 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.

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

Updated September 26, 2019

Drug Trafficking