A convict who already served time behind bars for dealing crack cocaine has admitted to distributing heroin in Fairfield County and may face life in prison.
Norwalk resident Joseph “Sean” Daniels, 36, pleaded guilty in New Haven district court to one count of possession with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin following his arrest last year.
Daniels was arrested on May 15 last year by police in Norwalk after officers made several controlled purchased of narcotics off him. On the day of his arrest, investigators seized approximately 190 grams of heroin, other drugs, paraphernalia and more than $59,000 in cash following searches of his home, car and storage units.
U.S. Attorney John Durham noted that Daniels’ criminal history includes a federal conviction for distributing crack cocaine. In June 2003, he was sentenced in Bridgeport federal court to 43 months of imprisonment for that offense.
Daniels has been detained since his arrest. He is scheduled to be sentenced on April 26, when he will face a minimum term of 10 years in prison and a maximum term of life due to his previous conviction for a felony drug offense.
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