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Hartford Man Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Distributing Heroin Involved in 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, announced that AARON GYAMBIBI, also known as “E,” 27, of Hartford, was sentenced today by Chief U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall in New Haven to 60 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release, for distributing heroin involved in an overdose death in Enfield last year.

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.  On March 23, 2017, he pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, heroin.

This matter was 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 and Fairfield Police Departments, and the Connecticut State Police. 

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

Updated September 20, 2017

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