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District of Connecticut

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Waterbury Man Sentenced to 27 Months in Federal Prison for Distributing Heroin

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that that ALVIN LOPES, 40, of Waterbury, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to 27 months of imprisonment, followed by four years of supervised release, distributing heroin.

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, in March 2016, the Ansonia Police Department and DEA received information that Jamar Jones, also known as “Mitch,” was selling heroin in and around Ansonia and Waterbury, and that some of the heroin distributed by Jones had led to a non-fatal overdose. Officers made multiple controlled purchases of heroin from Jones, and then from LOPES when the investigation revealed that he was working with Jones to distribute heroin.

LOPES has been detained since his arrest on August 10, 2016. On October 14, 2016, he pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute heroin.

Jones, of Ansonia, also has pleaded guilty and awaits sentencing.

This investigation has been conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Ansonia Police Department. This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert M. Spector.

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated January 18, 2017