A Connecticut man has been sentenced to 36 months in prison for the distribution of fentanyl and crack cocaine.
Nathaniel DeJesus, age 21, of Hartford, was sentenced to the prison term followed by four years of supervised release on Monday, Jan. 25, said John H. Durham, U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut.
According to court documents and statements made in court, in July 2019, after a spate of gun violence in Hartford, the FBI’s Northern Connecticut Gang Task Force, DEA, Hartford Police Department, and other law enforcement agencies initiated an investigation targeting gang-related drug distribution and associated violence in north Hartford, Durham said.
During the investigation, investigators made controlled purchases of fentanyl and crack cocaine from DeJesus.
DeJesus was arrested on state charges on Wednesday, August 28, 2019. At the time of his arrest, he possessed fentanyl and crack packaged for distribution.
On Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, DeJesus was arrested on federal narcotics distribution charges. On that date, a search of his Andover Street residence revealed approximately 73 grams of fentanyl, more than two grams of crack, and items used to process and package narcotics for street sale, the complaint said.
DeJesus has been detained since September 13, 2019. On Wednesday, Feb. 26, he pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute fentanyl and cocaine base (“crack”).
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