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West Hartford Man Sentenced to 30 Months in Federal Prison for Gang-Related Fentanyl Distribution

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

Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ROBERTO DIAZ, also known as “Dragon Eyes,” 53, of West Hartford, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to 30 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release, for distributing fentanyl.

According to court documents and statements made in court, this matter stems from an investigation into gang-related drug trafficking and firearm possession by members of Los Solidos.  The investigation, which included court-authorized wiretaps, revealed that Luis Feliciano, also known as “Louminaty,” distributed fentanyl, heroin, cocaine, and crack to customers and other distributors in the Hartford area, including Diaz.  Diaz sold the drug to his own customer base.

On June 8, 2022, a grand jury returned an indictment charging Diaz, Feliciano, and 14 others with various narcotics distribution and firearm possession offenses.

Diaz was arrested on June 9, 2022.  At the time of his arrest, he possessed 63 wax sleeves of fentanyl.

On February 22, 2023, Diaz pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute fentanyl.  He is currently detained.

Feliciano pleaded guilty and awaits sentencing.

This investigation has been conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Northern Connecticut Gang Task Force and the Hartford Police Department.  The Task Force includes members of the FBI, Hartford Police Department, East Hartford Police Department, New Britain Police Department, West Hartford Police Department, Connecticut State Police and Connecticut Department of Correction.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Brian P. Leaming and Robert S. Ruff. through the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) Program.  OCDETF identifies, disrupts and dismantles drug traffickers, money launderers, gangs and transnational criminal organizations through a prosecutor-led and intelligence-driven approach that leverages the strengths of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.  Additional information about the OCDETF Program can be found at

Updated August 10, 2023

Drug Trafficking