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Hartford Man Pleads Guilty to Heroin Distribution Charge Stemming from Enfield Overdose Death

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

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Michael J. Ferguson, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration for New England, announced that AARON GYAMBIBI, also known as “E,” 26, of Hartford, pleaded guilty today in New Haven federal court to one count of possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, heroin.

This prosecution is part of an ongoing statewide initiative targeting narcotics dealers who distribute heroin, fentanyl or opioids that cause death or serious injury to users.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on May 7, 2016, a 31-year-old male died of suspected drug overdose at an Enfield residence.  Enfield Police seized a quantity of heroin and narcotics paraphernalia from the scene.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the State of Connecticut subsequently determined that the victim died from acute heroin and fentanyl toxicities.

The investigation, which included analysis of the victim’s cellphone, revealed that the heroin ingested by the victim shortly before his death was purchased from GYAMBIBI.

GYAMBIBI has been detained since his arrest on November 16, 2016. He is scheduled to be sentenced by Chief U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall on July 6, 2017, at which time he faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years.

This matter is being investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Tactical Diversion Squad and the Enfield Police Department. The Tactical Diversion Squad includes participants from the New Haven, Hamden, Greenwich, Shelton, Bristol, Vernon, Wilton, Milford, Monroe, Fairfield and Manchester Police Departments, and the Connecticut State Police.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney H. Gordon Hall.

Updated September 25, 2017

Topic
Drug Trafficking