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Hartford Man Sentenced to 9 Years in Federal Prison for Narcotics Distribution and Gun Possession Offenses

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

Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that CHRISTOPHER ALAMO, also known as “Tito,” 36, of Hartford, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall in New Haven to 108 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for narcotics distribution and firearm possession offenses.

According to court documents and statements made in court, the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Hartford Task Force identified Alamo as a distributor of heroin and cocaine in Connecticut, New York, and elsewhere.  Alamo was arrested on January 13, 2021, after a court-authorized search of his residence revealed approximately 13,000 wax folds of fentanyl, more than 300 grams of loose fentanyl, approximately one kilogram of cocaine, quantities of crack cocaine and marijuana, items used to process and package narcotics for street sale, a .40 caliber handgun equipped with a loaded 28-round high-capacity magazine, a separate loaded 50-round “drum” magazine, assorted ammunition, a ballistic vest, and approximately $5,000 in cash.

While Alamo was detained in federal custody awaiting trial, he continued to coordinate the distribution of fentanyl through his wife, Maria Maldonado, as well as Maldonado’s son, Carlos Santiago, Jr., and a drug supplier, Henry DeJesus-Morales.  On June 2, 2021, a court-authorized search of Maldonado’s residence, the same residence that was search in January 2021, revealed approximately 71 grams of loose fentanyl, approximately 1,800 wax folds of fentanyl, distribution quantities of marijuana, drug packaging supplies, a loaded pistol, a loaded shotgun, and approximately $13,000 in cash.  The same day, a court-authorized search of Alamo’s father’s house revealed approximately $60,000 in U.S. currency and assorted jewelry, which were seized as proceeds of drug trafficking.

Alamo’s criminal history includes multiple felony convictions.

Alamo has been detained since his arrest.  On February 7, 2023, he pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute controlled substances, and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.

Maldonado, Santiago, and DeJesus-Morales pleaded guilty to related charges and were sentenced to prison terms of 24, six, and 44 months, respectively.

The DEA’s Hartford Task Force includes personnel from the DEA Hartford Resident Office and the Bristol, Hartford, East Hartford, Enfield, Manchester, New Britain, Rocky Hill, Wethersfield, and Windsor Locks Police Departments.

This case was 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 September 26, 2023

Asset Forfeiture
Drug Trafficking
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