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Hartford Man Pleads Guilty to Distributing Heroin and Crack

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

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that KHADAFI CASTRO, 39, of Hartford, pleaded guilty today in Bridgeport federal court to one count of conspiring to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, heroin and cocaine base (“crack cocaine”).

According to court documents and statements made in court, between March and August 2017, investigators made eight controlled purchases of heroin, fentanyl and/or crack cocaine from CASTRO on Hungerford Street in Hartford.  During the last three drug sales, all of which occurred in August 2017, CASTRO was assisted by his associate, Todd Peters.

CASTRO has been detained since his arrest on August 14.  He is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill on February 12, 2018, at which time he faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years.

Peters, 43, of Hartford, pleaded guilty to the same charge on November 16 and awaits sentencing.

This matter has been investigated by the Hartford Police Department’s Vice and Narcotics Division, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Northern Connecticut Violent Crimes Task Force.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Marc H. Silverman.

Updated November 20, 2017

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