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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Connecticut

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 7, 2016

Hartford Man Found with More Than a Kilo of Heroin Pleads Guilty

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that YOANNI SUAREZ, also known as “Cuba,” 39, of Hartford, pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to one count of possession with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin.

According to court documents and statements made in court, SUAREZ was arrested on September 18, 2015, after investigators with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Northern Connecticut Violent Crimes Task Force found him in possession of approximately 1,250 grams of heroin, which was hidden both in his truck and in a residence he utilized.

Judge Shea scheduled sentencing for April 5, 2016, at which time SUAREZ faces a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of five years and a maximum term of imprisonment of 40 years.

SUAREZ has been detained since his arrest.

This matter was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Northern Connecticut Violent Crimes Task Force.  The FBI Task Force includes members of the Hartford Police Department, East Hartford Police Department, Connecticut State Police and Connecticut Department of Correction.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Michael J. Gustafson and Gabriel J. Vidoni.

Topic: 
Drug Trafficking
Updated January 7, 2016