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Eastern Connecticut Drug Trafficker Guilty of Cocaine, Heroin and Firearm Offenses

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

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that CARLOS DELGADO, also known as “Los,” 50, of Mansfield, has been convicted of drug trafficking and firearm possession offenses.

According to the evidence presented during a trial before U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall in New Haven, in 2018, law enforcement began investigating an eastern Connecticut drug trafficking organization headed by Delgado.  The investigation revealed that Delgado was having kilogram quantities of cocaine shipped through the U.S. Mail from Puerto Rico to various locations in eastern Connecticut.  He and his associates distributed the drugs, and mailed cash proceeds from narcotics sales back to individuals in Puerto Rico.  During the investigation, investigators seized two packages containing $26,860 and $9,900 in cash, respectively, that Delgado had mailed to addresses in Puerto Rico.

Delgado was arrested on a federal criminal complaint on July 9, 2018.  On that date, a search of Delgado residence, vehicle and a third location revealed more than one kilogram of heroin, four firearms, narcotics packaging materials, and approximately $74,000 in cash.

Delgado has been detained since his arrest.

On January 21, 2021, the jury found Delgado guilty of one count of conspiracy to distribute, and to possess with intent to distribute, five kilograms or more of cocaine; and one count of possession with intent to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin.  The jury found Delgado not guilty of one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

Today, the jury found Delgado guilty of one count of possession of firearms by a previously convicted felon.

Judge Hall scheduled sentencing for April 16, 2020, at which time Delgado faces a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of 10 years and a maximum term of life in prison.

This matter is being investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Hartford Task Force, Connecticut State Police, Willimantic Police Department, U.S. Postal Inspection Service and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.  The DEA Task Force includes participants from the Bristol, East Hartford, Hartford, Manchester, New Britain, Rocky Hill, Wethersfield, Willimantic and Windsor Locks Police Departments, and the Food and Drug Administration.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Natasha M. Freismuth and Patrick F. Caruso.

Updated January 22, 2020

Asset Forfeiture
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses