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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Connecticut

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Stamford Man Sentenced to Prison for Cocaine Distribution Offenses

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that NORMAN PETERS, also known as “Ski,” 38, of Stamford, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Victor A. Bolden in Bridgeport to 18 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for cocaine distribution offenses.

According to court documents and the evidence presented during his trial, between approximately September 2015 and May 2016, Bobby Gutierrez, also known as “B.O.,” and others, including his brother Wilfredo Gutierrez, conspired to distribute at least 10 kilograms of heroin in Fairfield County.  Bobby Gutierrez and others also acquired kilogram quantities of cocaine from sources located in Florida and New York and sold the drug locally.

On April 1, 2016, Peters was intercepted over a court-authorized wiretap arranging to purchase 14 grams of cocaine from Gutierrez.  Peters was then observed meeting with Gutierrez at B & B Deli in Bridgeport, which was owned by the Gutierrez family and served as a hub for drug dealing.  Investigators stopped Peters after he drove from Bridgeport to Stamford.  A search of his person revealed approximately 14 grams of cocaine.

On February 21, 2019, Peters was convicted after trial of one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine, and one count of use of a telephone to facilitate a drug trafficking felony.

On November 21, 2016, Bobby Gutierrez pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine and one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin.  On April 24, 2017, he was sentenced to 160 months of imprisonment and was ordered to forfeit $171,462 in cash that was seized during the investigation.

On March 16. 2017, Wilfredo Gutierrez was sentenced to 180 months of imprisonment.

This investigation was conducted by the DEA’s Bridgeport High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force, Stamford Police Department, Norwalk Police Department and Connecticut State Police.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Anthony E. Kaplan and Elena L. Coronado.

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated September 10, 2019