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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Hartford Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Narcotics Charge

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that DAVID RODRIGUEZ, 25, of Hartford, pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Victor A. Bolden in Bridgeport to one count of possession with intent to distribute fentanyl and cocaine base (“crack”).

According to court documents and statements made in court, on July 9, 2018, Hartford Police arrested Rodriguez on Goshen Street after they found him in possession of 50 wax sleeves containing fentanyl and approximately two grams of crack cocaine.

At sentencing, which is not scheduled, Rodriguez faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years.

Rodriguez, who had been detained since his arrest, was released pending sentencing.

This matter is being investigated by the FBI’s Northern Connecticut Violent Crimes Gang Task Force and the Hartford Police Department.  The case is being prosecuted by First Assistant U.S. Attorney Leonard C. Boyle and Assistant U.S. Attorney Lauren C. Clark.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Opioids
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Updated October 22, 2019