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Norwich Man Involved in Southeastern Connecticut Drug Ring Sentenced to 43 Months in Federal Prison

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

Leonard C Boyle, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that VICTOR ENCARNACION, 34, of Norwich, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Victor A. Bolden in Bridgeport to 43 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for his role in a southeastern Connecticut drug trafficking ring.

This matter stems from an investigation led by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Connecticut Statewide Narcotics Taskforce East, Connecticut Department of Correction and the New London, Waterford, City of Groton and Stonington Police Departments, into the distribution of narcotics and illegal possession of firearms in southeastern Connecticut.  The investigation, which included court-authorized wiretaps and controlled purchases and seizures of narcotics and firearms, revealed that Royshawn Allgood, also known as “Boy Roy,” received narcotics from another member of the conspiracy and then distributed the drugs to users and other street-level distributors.  Encarnacion, while on state probation for a narcotics distribution offense, acquired distribution quantities of heroin from Allgood and sold the drug to other dealers and his own customers.

Encarnacion has been detained since his arrest on February 21, 2019.  On March 5, 2019, a grand jury in Hartford returned an indictment charging Encarnacion, Allgood and 22 other individuals with various offenses.  A subsequent superseding indictment charged an additional two defendants.

On May 6, 2021, Encarnacion pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute controlled substances.

Allgood pleaded guilty to a related charge and, on January 3, 2020, was sentenced to 71 months of imprisonment.

This investigation has been conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, U.S. Marshals Service, Homeland Security Investigations, Connecticut Statewide Narcotics Taskforce East, Connecticut Department of Correction and the New London, Waterford, City of Groton, Stonington, Norwich, Old Saybrook and UConn Police Departments.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Natasha M. Freismuth 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 https://www.justice.gov/OCDETF.

Updated January 27, 2022

Topic
Drug Trafficking