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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Waterbury Men Charged with Heroin Distribution Offenses

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that a grand jury in New Haven returned an indictment yesterday charging JAMAR JONES, also known as “Mitch,” 35, and ALVIN LOPES, 40, both of Waterbury, with heroin distribution offenses.

The eight-count indictment alleges that between March 2016 and August 2016, JONES and LOPES conspired to distribute and distributed various quantities of heroin.  The indictment also charges JONES with one count of possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, cocaine base (“crack”).

If convicted of the charges contained in the indictment, JONES and LOPES face a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years on each count.

JONES and LOPES were arrested on federal criminal complaints on August 11 and August 10, respectively, and are detained.

The case is assigned to U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford.

This matter is being investigated by the DEA New Haven Task Force and the Ansonia Police Department.  The DEA Task Force includes participants from the New Haven, Hamden, West Haven, North Haven, East Haven, Branford, Ansonia, Meriden and Derby Police Departments, and the U.S. Marshals Service.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert M. Spector.

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated August 24, 2016