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Hartford Man Sentenced to 54 Months in Federal Prison for Trafficking Fentanyl

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

Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that ANGEL DELGADO, 59, of Hartford, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to 54 months of imprisonment, followed by four years of supervised release, for trafficking fentanyl.

According to court documents and statements made in court, this matter stems from an investigation into gang-related drug trafficking and firearm possession by members of Los Solidos.  The investigation, which included court-authorized wiretaps, revealed that Luis Feliciano, also known as “Louminaty,” distributed fentanyl, heroin, cocaine, and crack to customers and other distributors in the Hartford area, including Delgado, and also to individuals in New York and Maine.

On March 31, 2022, after intercepted calls indicated that Feliciano had recently supplied Delgado with drugs, and an investigator successfully ordered 20 sleeves of fentanyl from Delgado over the phone, Delgado was arrested at a hotel in Hartford where he was living.  A search of Delgado’s person revealed approximately 250 sleeves of fentanyl and 13 capsules of cocaine, and a search of the hotel room revealed another 1,700 sleeves of fentanyl.  Some of the sleeves contained a mixture of fentanyl, heroin, cocaine, and xylazine.

Delgado’s criminal history spans approximately 35 years and includes 26 convictions for drug, assault, failure to appear, violation of a protective order, and other offenses.

Delgado has been detained since his arrest.  On June 8, 2022, a federal grand jury returned an indictment charging Delgado, Feliciano, and 14 others with various narcotics distribution and firearm possession offenses.

On February 22, 2023, Delgado pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute fentanyl.

Feliciano has pleaded guilty and awaits sentencing.

This investigation has been conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Northern Connecticut Gang Task Force and the Hartford Police Department.  The Task Force includes members of the FBI, Hartford Police Department, East Hartford Police Department, New Britain Police Department, West Hartford Police Department, Connecticut State Police and Connecticut Department of Correction.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert S. Ruff. through the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) Program.  OCDETF identifies, disrupts, and dismantles drug traffickers, money launderers, gangs and transnational criminal organizations through a prosecutor-led and intelligence-driven approach that leverages the strengths of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies.  Additional information about the OCDETF Program can be found at

Updated January 17, 2024

Drug Trafficking