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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Connecticut

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Hartford Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Distribution Charge

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that TYLON CEASAR, 19, of Hartford, pleaded guilty today in Hartford federal court to one count of distribution of heroin.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on five occasions in November and December 2018, law enforcement made five controlled purchases of heroin and crack cocaine from Ceasar in the vicinity of his Putnam Street residence.  Some of the purchased heroin contained fentanyl.  In pleading guilty, Ceasar also admitted that he sold a firearm to a government witness in January 2019.

Ceasar was arrested on criminal complaint on January 17, 2019.  He has been detained since August 13, 2019.

Ceasar is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant on March 11, 2020, at which time Ceasar faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years.

This matter was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Northern Connecticut Violent Crimes Task Force and the Hartford Police Department.  The 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. Attorney Michael J. Gustafson.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Opioids
Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Neighborhoods
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Updated November 7, 2019