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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Connecticut

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, June 3, 2019

Rhode Island Man Sentenced to 5 Years in Federal Prison for Trafficking Fentanyl

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JUAN HAZARD, also known as “Money,” 42, of Cranston, Rhode Island, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Alvin W. Thompson in Hartford to 60 months of imprisonment, followed by four years of supervised release, for trafficking fentanyl. 

According to court documents and statements made in court, in April 2017, Hazard agreed to meet an individual at a location in Ledyard to conduct a narcotics transaction.  On April 26, 2017, investigators stopped Hazard’s vehicle in Ledyard.  Hazard was arrested after investigators located a wooden box containing three shrink-wrapped packages containing a total of approximately 338 grams of fentanyl in the rear of the vehicle.  Hazard’s young child was in the back seat of the car at the time of the offense.

Hazard has been detained since his federal arrest on May 4, 2018.  On September 17, 2018, he pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl.

This investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Waterford, Ledyard, Town of Groton and City of Groton Police Departments.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Patricia Stolfi Collins.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Opioids
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Updated June 3, 2019