A convict from Fairfield County who was released from federal prison in 2011 admitted to trafficking cocaine while out on supervised release.
Ramon Hernandez, 60, of Bridgeport, pleaded guilty in New Haven district court to one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine, and admitted that he violated the conditions of his supervised release from a prior federal conviction.
U.S. Attorney John Durham said that in March 2006, Hernandez was sentenced in federal court to 84 months in prison and 10 years of supervised release for his role in a cocaine trafficking ring. He was released in August 2011.
On Feb. 13, Hernandez was busted while in possession of more than 250 grams of cocaine, which he intended to distribute.
Hernandez has been detained since his arrest. He is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 26, when he will face a maximum term of 20 years in prison for the drug charge and another five years in prison for violating the conditions of his supervised release.
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