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Groton Man Sentenced to 6 Years in Federal Prison for Trafficking Heroin

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

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JOSE DAVILA, also known as “Fallo,” 33, of Groton, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to 72 months of imprisonment, followed by four years of supervised release, for trafficking heroin.

According to court documents and statements made in court, an investigation by the Groton Town Police Department and the Regional Community Enhancement Task Force revealed that DAVILA was selling heroin from a camper located on a property on South Road in Groton.  On May 23, 2016, investigators conducted a court-authorized search of the camper and seized more than 100 grams of heroin, items used to process and package heroin for street sale, a .380 cailber pistol with an obliterated serial number, and 80 rounds of ammunition.  DAVILA was arrested on that date.

On March 1, 2017, DAVILA pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute heroin.  He has been detained since his arrest.

DAVILA’s criminal history includes at least four prior convictions, including convictions for threatening, sale of illegal drugs, and risk of injury to a child.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Patricia Stolfi Collins.

Updated October 30, 2017

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses