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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Thomaston Man Sentenced to 46 Months in Federal Prison for Distributing Heroin and Crack

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ALEXANDER CALDERON, 23, of Thomaston, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Robert N. Chatigny in Hartford to 46 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for trafficking heroin and crack cocaine.

According to court documents and statements made in court, in the fall of 2017, the FBI, ATF and Waterbury Police Department began an investigation into drug trafficking by suspected members of “Addicted to Money,” also known as “ATM,” a violent street gang operating in Waterbury.  The investigation, which included court-authorized wiretaps, physical surveillance and controlled purchases of heroin and crack cocaine, resulted in federal charges against Calderon and 10 other individuals.

The investigation revealed that Calderon regularly sold heroin and crack cocaine to customers.

Calderon has been detained since his arrest on July 17, 2018.  On January 15, 2019, he pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, heroin and cocaine base (“crack”).

This matter is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and the Waterbury Police Department’s Gang Task Force.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Patrick F. Caruso and Natasha M. Freismuth, with assistance from Cynthia Serafini and Don Therkildsen of the Waterbury State’s Attorney’s Office.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Opioids
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Updated April 24, 2019