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Norwich Man Sentenced to 4 Years in Prison for Distributing Heroin, Violating Supervised Release

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

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that CHRISTIAN CABA, 32, of Norwich, was sentenced yesterday by Chief U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall in New Haven to 48 months of imprisonment, followed by four years of supervised release, for distributing heroin and for violating the conditions of his supervised release that followed a prior federal conviction for distribution heroin.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on June 8, 2015, CABA was sentenced in federal court to 24 months of imprisonment and four years of supervised release for distributing heroin in southeastern Connecticut.  He was released from custody in February 2016.

In July and August 2016, the Connecticut State Police Statewide Narcotics Task Force East made two controlled purchases of heroin from CABA.  CABA was arrested on November 1, 2016, as he exited a unit at a storage facility in Groton.  At the time of his arrest, CABA possessed a quantity of heroin on his person, and a search of the storage unit revealed quantities of heroin and cocaine, as well as items used to process and package narcotics for street sale.  In total, CABA possessed approximately 40 grams of heroin and 30 grams of cocaine.

CABA has been detained since his arrest.  On September 7, 2017, he pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute heroin, and admitted to violating his federal supervised release.

Chief Judge Hall sentenced CABA to 30 months of imprisonment for distributing heroin, and a consecutive 18 months of imprisonment for violating the conditions of his supervised release.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah P. Karwan.

Updated December 1, 2017

Drug Trafficking