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Stratford Man Sentenced to 57 Months in Federal Prison for Distributing Heroin

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

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ANTHONY LEE PAROWSKI, 30, of Stratford, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Victor A. Bolden in Bridgeport to 57 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for distributing heroin.

According to court documents and statements made in court, in March 2017, the DEA’s Bridgeport High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force and Milford Police Department received information that PAROWSKI was distributing heroin to numerous individuals.  In April 2017, investigators conducted two controlled purchases of heroin from PAROWSKI, the second of which occurred in a Milford motel room that PAROWSKI had rented.  On April 20, investigators approached PAROWSKI as he exited the motel carrying a cardboard box.  PAROWSKI dropped the box and ran, and was observed discarding items as he ran.  He was apprehended after a brief pursuit.  A search of PAROWSKI’s person, the cardboard box and the area of the chase revealed approximately 190 dose bags of heroin, 66 grams of additional heroin, and items used to process and package heroin for street sale.  A subsequent search of PAROWSKI’s Stratford residence revealed $32,210 in cash.

PAROWSKI has been detained since his federal arrest on April 25.  On July 25, he pleaded guilty to one count of distribution of heroin.

Judge Bolden ordered PAROWSKI to forfeit the cash seized from his residence.

The DEA’s Bridgeport High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force includes members from the Bridgeport, Stamford, Stratford, Norwalk and Milford Police Departments, and the Connecticut State Police.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Douglas P. Morabito.

Updated November 1, 2017

Drug Trafficking