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Hartford Man Pleads Guilty to Heroin and Firearm Offenses

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

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that DAVID VALENTIN, 37, of Hartford, pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to one count of possession with intent to distribute heroin, and one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on January 29, 2016, VALENTIN was arrested after Hartford Police officers conducted a court-authorized search of his Congress Street residence and seized 2,684 wax folds of heroin, 15.1 grams of raw heroin and a loaded .380 caliber pistol that had been reported stolen.

VALENTIN’s criminal history includes nine felony convictions.

Judge Shea scheduled sentencing for October 10, 2017, at which time VALENTIN faces a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of five years and a maximum term of imprisonment of life.

This matter was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Hartford Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Patricia Stolfi Collins.

Updated April 18, 2017

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