Hartford Man Pleads Guilty to Distributing Oxycodone from New Britain Grocery Store
Leonard C. Boyle, Acting United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that ELIEZER PEREZ, also known as “Ka-King,” 42, of Hartford, pleaded guilty yesterday via videoconference before U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, oxycodone.
According to court documents and statements made in court, in the summer of 2019, the Drug Enforcement Administration New Haven Tactical Diversion Squad and the New Britain Police Department began investigating individuals who were selling oxycodone pills from Elzier Grocery, located at 1485 Corbin Avenue in New Britain. Between July and December 2019, investigators made multiple controlled purchases of oxycodone pills from Perez and others at the store.
On February 26, 2020, court authorized searches of the Elzier Grocery and a nearby residence revealed more than 1000 oxycodone pills, drug packaging materials, drug ledgers, and approximately $10,000 in cash.
Perez has been detained since his arrest on December 12, 2020.
Judge Hall scheduled sentencing for August 3, 2021, at which time Perez faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years.
This investigation is being conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration New Haven Tactical Diversion Squad and the New Britain Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney John T. Pierpont, Jr.