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Manchester Man Sentenced to 3 Years in Federal Prison for Distributing Fentanyl in Hartford

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

Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that RAYMOND JURADO, 36, of Manchester, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport to 36 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for distributing fentanyl

According to court documents and statements made in court, in 2017, the FBI’s Northern Connecticut Gang Task Force and Hartford Police Department received information that Jurado’s associate, Randy Texidor, was distributing significant quantities of heroin.  Between October and December 2017, investigators made eight controlled purchases of escalating quantities of heroin and/or fentanyl from Texidor, and on another four occasions purchased heroin/fentanyl from Jurado.  The investigation revealed that Texidor and Jurado used an apartment on Wadsworth Street in Hartford to process, package and store heroin.  On February 13, 2018, a court-authorized search of the apartment revealed approximately 92 grams of fentanyl, 23 grams of heroin, 500 dose bags of suspected heroin/fentanyl, items used to process and package narcotics, a .380 caliber pistol, and $5,981 in cash.

Jurado and Texidor were arrested on February 13, 2018.  On April 28, 2022, Jurado pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute fentanyl.

Jurado, who is released on bond, is required to report to prison on November 9.

Texidor pleaded guilty to fentanyl distribution and gun possession offenses and, on March 18, 2021, was sentenced to 72 months of imprisonment.

The FBI’s Northern Connecticut Gang Task Force includes members of the Hartford Police Department, East Hartford Police Department, New Britain Police Department, West Hartford Police Department, Connecticut State Police and Connecticut Department of Correction.  The case was being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Brian P. Leaming.

Updated September 22, 2022

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