BOSTON, MA. – Steven W. Derr, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration for New England and David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that RAUL FABIAN, 37, a citizen of the Dominican Republic last residing in Brooklyn, New York, was sentenced today by Chief United States District Judge Alvin W. Thompson in Hartford to 46 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for conspiring to traffic cocaine.
According to court documents and statements made in court, FABIAN and his wife, Quenida Andeliz, supplied cocaine to Aaron Thompson and his wife, Shurika Rosado-Thompson, of Bridgeport. From November 2008 to May 2009, FABIAN and Andeliz met with the Thompsons several times in both the New York area and in Bridgeport to sell cocaine to the Thompsons. Andeliz drove FABIAN to several of these meetings in a car registered in her name. Law enforcement agents subsequently discovered that the car had a hidden trap underneath its back seat. At the time of his arrest on May 1, 2009, FABIAN attempted to dispose of a package that contained approximately 100 grams of cocaine.
The DEA Task Force investigation of this matter, which included controlled purchases of narcotics and court-authorized wiretaps over several telephones, revealed that Thompson converted or “cooked” the cocaine he received into crack cocaine. Thompson then employed other individuals to distribute the crack to customers located primarily in the Danbury area.
On January 6, 2011, FABIAN pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine. FABIAN has been detained since his arrest on May 1, 2009.
On January 25, 2011, after a three-day trial, a federal jury found Andeliz guilty of one count of conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine. She awaits sentencing.
Aaron Thompson and Shurika Rosado-Thompson each pleaded guilty and were subsequently sentenced to 168 months of imprisonment and 32 months of imprisonment, respectively.
This matter was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force – which includes representatives from the Greenwich, Stamford, Norwalk, Stratford and Bridgeport Police Departments – in cooperation with the Danbury Police Special Investigations Division. The New Milford Police Department also assisted in the investigation.