Enfield Man Who Sold Heroin and Fentanyl to Overdose Victim Pleads Guilty
John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that CHRISTOPHER FELICIANO, 29, of Enfield, pleaded guilty today in Bridgeport federal court to one count of possession with intent to distribute, and distribution, of heroin and fentanyl.
This matter stems from an ongoing statewide initiative targeting narcotics dealers who distribute heroin, fentanyl or opioids that cause death or serious injury to users.
According to court documents and statements made in court, at approximately 8:55 a.m., on October 8, 2017, Enfield Police and emergency medical personnel responded to a residence in Enfield and found an unresponsive 24-year-old male in the home. The victim was pronounced deceased. Officers searched the immediate area and located narcotics paraphernalia. Officers also seized the victim’s phone. An analysis of Facebook messages and telephone contacts revealed that the victim had ordered heroin/fentanyl from Feliciano the day before the victim was found deceased.
The offense carries a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years. A sentencing date is not scheduled.
Feliciano is detained pending sentencing.
This matter has been investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Enfield Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jocelyn Courtney Kaoutzanis.