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Dominican National Sentenced to 54 Months in Federal Prison for Trafficking Fentanyl

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

Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that LUIS MIGUEL ROSARIO-PERALTA, 32, a citizen of the Dominican Republic last residing in Stamford, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to 54 months of imprisonment and five years of supervised release for trafficking fentanyl.

According to court documents and statements made in court, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Stamford Police Department’s Narcotics and Organized Crime Unit identified Rosario-Peralta as a large-scale fentanyl trafficker.  In July 2019, investigators intercepted Rosario-Peralta on a wiretap negotiating the sale of kilogram quantities of narcotics. Rosario-Peralta was arrested on July 5, 2019, in Yonkers, New York, after he traveled to a drug stash location there and picked up approximately three kilograms of fentanyl.

Peralta has been detained since his arrest.  On August 5, 2020, he pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute 400 grams or more of fentanyl.

Rosario-Peralta faces immigration proceedings when he is released from prison.

This matter was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Stamford Police Department, with the assistance of the Yonkers Police Department.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephanie T. Levick.

Updated August 5, 2022

Drug Trafficking