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Stratford Man Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison for Distributing Heroin Involved in Overdose Death

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

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that RAYMOND J. GORDON, also known as “X-RAY,” 30, of Stratford, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport to 30 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release, for distributing heroin involved in an overdose death last year.

This matter stems from an ongoing statewide initiative targeting narcotics dealers who distribute heroin, fentanyl or opioids that cause death or serious injury to users.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on December 10, 2016, Stratford Police and emergency medical personnel responded to a Stratford residence after receiving a report of an unresponsive 22-year-old female.  The female, who was in her bedroom, was pronounced deceased.  Responding officers collected wax folds containing suspected heroin, a hypodermic needle and other drug paraphernalia from the bedroom.  Investigators also seized the victim’s cellphone.  The investigation revealed that the victim purchased heroin from GORDON shortly before she died.

GORDON has been detained since his arrest on May 16, 2017.  On August 29, he pleaded guilty to one count of distribution of heroin.

This matter was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Bridgeport High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force and the Stratford Police Department.  The task force includes personnel from the Bridgeport, Milford, Norwalk, Stamford and Stratford Police Departments, and the Connecticut State Police.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Douglas P. Morabito.

Updated December 20, 2017

Drug Trafficking