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Norwalk Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison for Distributing Heroin

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

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JOSEPH DANIELS, also known as “Sean,” 36, of Norwalk, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey A. Meyer in New Haven to 120 months of imprisonment, followed by eight years of supervised release, for distributing heroin.

According to court documents and statements made in court, Norwalk Police arrested Daniels on May 15, 2018, after officers had made multiple controlled purchases of narcotics from him.  On that date, investigators conducted court-authorized searches of Daniels’ residence, car, and storage units he rented, and seized approximately 190 grams of heroin, other drugs, drug paraphernalia, and more than $59,000 in cash.

Daniels has been detained since his arrest.  On February 1, 2019, he pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin.

Daniels’ criminal history includes state drug convictions and a federal conviction for distributing crack cocaine.  In June 2003, he was sentenced in Bridgeport federal court to 43 months of imprisonment.

This matter was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Norwalk Police Department.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jocelyn Courtney Kaoutzanis.

Updated August 28, 2019

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