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Brothers Plead Guilty to Heroin Distribution Charges Stemming From Overdose Investigation

OCT 27 (BRIDGEPORT, Conn.) – Michael J. Ferguson Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration for New England and Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that Erick Delgado, 39, and his brother, Anoris Delgado, also known as “Alex,” 28, both of Bridgeport, pleaded guilty in Bridgeport federal court to heroin distribution charges.  Erick Delgado pleaded guilty today to one count of distribution of heroin.  Anoris Delgado pleaded guilty to the same charge on October 25.

The pleas stem from an ongoing statewide initiative targeting narcotics dealers who distribute heroin, fentanyl or opioids that cause death or serious injury to users.  According to court documents and statements made in court, in the morning of April 25, 2016, Bridgeport police and medical personnel responded to a location on Washington Avenue on a report of a possible drug overdose.  The overdose victim was revived with two doses of Narcan and was transported to the hospital.  A friend of the victim, who was with the victim at the time and contacted medical professionals after the overdose, told investigators that he and the victim purchased heroin from an individual he knew as “Eric” in the area of Brooks and Ogden Streets in Bridgeport.  The victim subsequently identified Erick Delgado as the source of the heroin he used.

In the evening of April 25, 2016, Monroe police and emergency medical personnel responded to a report of an unresponsive 48-year-old male at a residence in Monroe.  The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.  A subsequent interview with an acquaintance of the victim revealed that, on April 25, the victim and his acquaintance traveled to the area of Brooks and Ogden Streets where the victim purchased heroin from Erick Delgado.

On May 3, 2016, an individual working with law enforcement contacted Erick Delgado to arrange the purchase of heroin.  When the individual and an undercover officer arrived in the area of Brooks and Ogden Streets, they were met by Anoris Delgado who provided them with 20 bags of heroin.  The undercover officer purchased another 20 bags of heroin from Anoris Delgado on May 20.  Both defendants were arrested on June 21, 2016.  Erick Delgado has been detained since his arrest and Anoris Delgado is released on a $50,000 bond.  The charge of distribution of heroin carries a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years.  Sentencing dates have not been scheduled.

This matter is being investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New Haven Tactical Diversion Squad, and the Monroe and Bridgeport Police Departments.  The Task Force includes participants from the New Haven, Hamden, Greenwich, Shelton, Bristol, Vernon, Wilton, Milford, Monroe, Fairfield and Manchester Police Departments, and the Connecticut State Police. 


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