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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 13, 2017

Brookfield Man Sentenced to More Than 6 Years in Prison for Drug and Gun Offenses

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that RAMON MONROIG, also known as “Ray Rock,” 40, of Danbury, was sentenced today by Chief U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall in New Haven to 78 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for drug and firearm offenses.

According to court documents and statements made in court, between January and May 2016, investigators made multiple controlled purchases of cocaine from MONROIG.

On July 19, 2016, investigators conducted a court-authorized search of Danbury property that MONROIG used as a stash house and seized an AK-47 assault rifle, a 9mm handgun, numerous rounds of ammunition, approximately 22 grams of cocaine packaged for sale, a container holding approximately 313 grams of marijuana, and items associated with the processing and packaging of drugs. MONROIG was stopped as he drove from the Danbury property. A search of his vehicle revealed approximately 24 grams of cocaine and 200 grams of marijuana, all of which was packaged for sale.

MONROIG was arrested on state charges at this time and was released on bond.

On the morning of July 20, 2016, Danbury police were preparing to execute a search warrant at a Danbury storage unit where MONROIG kept one of his cars when they noticed that occupants of a vehicle were surveilling the activity. The vehicle then sped off. Police stopped the car several blocks away and found MONROIG, his sister and sister’s boyfriend inside. A subsequent search of the car, which was impounded because it was unregistered, revealed $8,400 in cash. The cash included prerecorded bills that investigators used to make controlled purchases of narcotics from MONROIG during the investigation.

On November 15, 2016, MONROIG pleaded guilty to one count of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, and one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

As part of his sentence, MONROIG forfeited the two firearms, two iPhones, a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro and $9,582 in cash.

This matter was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Danbury Police Department and Brookfield Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph Vizcarrondo.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
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Updated April 13, 2017