An alleged “large-scale distributor of fentanyl” in Fairfield County is facing federal drug charges after being busted by undercover investigators in Connecticut, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced.
Anthony Figueroa-Gonzalez, 27, of Bridgeport, has been charged by a federal grand jury in New Haven for distributing fentanyl throughout Fairfield County.
U.S. Attorney John Durham said that in August last year, the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Bridgeport High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force identified Figueroa-Gonzalez as a large-scale distributor of fentanyl.
On Sept. 17 and Nov. 7, last year, investigators made controlled purchases of approximately 50 grams of fentanyl from Figueroa-Gonzalez in Bridgeport, Durham said.
Durham said Figueroa-Gonzalez was arrested on a federal complaint on Wednesday, May 6.
Figueroa-Gonzalez was charged with two counts of possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of more than 40 grams of fentanyl. If he is convicted, Figueroa-Gonzalez faces up to 40 years in prison on each count. Figueroa-Gonzalez was released on a $100,000 bond and is scheduled to appear back in federal court at a later date.
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