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Hartford Man Pleads Guilty to Fentanyl Distribution Charge

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

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JORDAN MADDOX, 22, of Hartford, pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Jeffrey A. Meyer to a fentanyl distribution offense.

Pursuant to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), the guilty plea proceeding occurred via videoconference.

According to court documents and statements made in court, in July 2019, after a spate of gun violence in Hartford, the FBI’s Northern Connecticut Gang Task Force, DEA, Hartford Police Department and other law enforcement agencies initiated an investigation targeting gang-related drug distribution and associated violence in north Hartford.  During the investigation, law enforcement made controlled purchases of crack cocaine and fentanyl from Maddox.

Maddox pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of fentanyl, an offense that carries a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years.  Judge Meyer scheduled sentencing for July 24, 2020.  Maddox has been detained since his arrest on September 13, 2019.

Maddox has agreed to forfeit $1,610 in cash that was seized from him at the time of his arrest.

The FBI’s Northern Connecticut Gang Task Force includes members of the Hartford Police Department, East Hartford Police Department, Connecticut State Police and Connecticut Department of Correction.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael J. Gustafson.

Updated April 21, 2020

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