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East Hartford Man Sentenced to 11 Years in Federal Prison for Gang-Related Drug Trafficking

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

Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that LUIS FELICIANO, also known as “Louminaty,” 39, of East Hartford, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to 132 months of imprisonment, followed by four years of supervised release, for trafficking fentanyl and other narcotics.

According to court documents and statements made in court, this matter stems from an investigation into gang-related drug trafficking and firearm possession by members of Los Solidos.  The investigation, which included court-authorized wiretaps, revealed that Feliciano distributed fentanyl and heroin, often with a xylazine additive, as well as cocaine and crack, to his Los Solidos associates, other customers and distributors in the Hartford area, and also to individuals in Schenectady, New York and Bangor, Maine.

Feliciano was arrested on April 13, 2022, after searches of his East Hartford residence and a Hartford apartment he used to store and process drugs revealed more than two kilograms of fentanyl, more than a kilogram of heroin, quantities of crack and powder cocaine, vials of xylazine, drug processing and packaging items, and 40 rounds of ammunition.

On June 8, 2022, a federal grand jury returned an indictment charging Feliciano and 15 others with various narcotics distribution and firearm possession offenses.

Feliciano has been detained since his arrest.  On February 17, 2023, he pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl and 100 grams or more of heroin.

Feliciano’s criminal history includes felony convictions for drug distribution, firearm possession, and assault offenses, and he was on state probation at the time of his federal arrest in April 2022.

This investigation has been conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Northern Connecticut Gang Task Force and the Hartford Police Department.  The Task Force includes members of the FBI, Hartford Police Department, East Hartford Police Department, New Britain Police Department, West Hartford Police Department, Connecticut State Police and Connecticut Department of Correction.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert S. Ruff through the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) Program.  OCDETF identifies, disrupts, and dismantles drug traffickers, money launderers, gangs, and transnational criminal organizations through a prosecutor-led and intelligence-driven approach that leverages the strengths of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies.  Additional information about the OCDETF Program can be found at

Updated February 7, 2024

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