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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, November 5, 2018

Hartford Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Gun and Drug Charges

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that DENROY FABLE, also known as “Kik,” 35, of Hartford, pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall in New Haven to firearm and narcotics offenses.

According to court documents and statements made in court, beginning in late December 2017, members of the FBI’s Connecticut Violent Crime Task Force and the Hartford and Manchester Police Departments were involved in a search of a fugitive who was wanted in connection with a homicide in Manchester.  Investigators developed information connecting Fable to the fugitive being sought.

On January 2, 2018, investigators stopped Fable’s car in the vicinity of Airport Road in Hartford.  A search of Fable’s jacket revealed a loaded Ruger 9mm handgun and quantities of crack cocaine and marijuana.  After Fable was arrested, investigators searched Fable’s residence on Wethersfield Avenue in Hartford and located the fugitive.  A search of the residence also revealed resale quantities of cocaine, crack and fentanyl/heroin; other evidence of narcotics trafficking, and multiple rounds of assorted ammunition.

Fable’s criminal history includes state convictions for criminal possession of a firearm, and carrying a pistol without a permit.

It is a violation of federal law for a person previously convicted of a felony offense to possess a firearm or ammunition that has moved in interstate or foreign commerce.

Fable pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon, and offense that carries a maximum term of imprisonment of 10 years, and one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine, cocaine base (“crack”) and heroin, an offense that carries a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years.  Judge Hall scheduled sentencing for January 28, 2019.

Fable has been detained since his arrest.

This matter is being investigated by the FBI’s Connecticut Violent Crime Task Force and the Hartford and Manchester Police Departments.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Geoffrey M. Stone.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Opioids
Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Violent Crime
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Updated November 5, 2018