News Release
For Immediate Release:
October 9, 2008
Contact: Special Agent Tony Pettigrew
Number: 617-557-2138

Waterbury Man Sentenced To Federal Prison for Dealing Cocaine

OCT 9 -- Kevin L. Lane, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration for New England and Nora R. Dannehy, Acting United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ALBARO FELICIANO, 23, of Waterbury, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport to one year and one day of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for conspiring to possess with the intent to distribute, and to distribute, cocaine. FELICIANO pleaded guilty to the charge on November 15, 2007.

On May 22, 2007, a federal grand jury returned an Indictment charging FELICIANO and several other individuals with various narcotics offenses involving the distribution of cocaine and crack cocaine in central Connecticut. During the course of the investigation underlying the Indictment, it was learned that FELICIANO was acquiring cocaine from a supplier based in Waterbury and was, in turn, acting as a street level dealer in Waterbury.

On January 23, 2008, the supplier, Eluid Rivera, also known as “Smokey,” was sentenced to 135 months of imprisonment.

This investigation was a collaborative effort of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Waterbury Police Department and the Meriden Police Department.