February 09, 2011
Contact: SA Timothy Desmond
Phone Number: (617) 557-2100
Norwalk Man Sentenced To 18 Months In Federal Prison For Role In Narcotics Distribution Conspiracy
NORWALK, CT. - Steven W. Derr, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement (DEA) for New England and David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that Robert Treglia, 47, formerly of North Taylor Avenue, Norwalk, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Robert N. Chatigny in Hartford to 18 months of imprisonment, followed by six years of supervised release, for his role in a narcotics distribution conspiracy.
This matter stems from Operation Hammertime, a four-month DEA Task Force wiretap investigation that has resulted in 20 individuals being charged with various narcotics and firearms offenses related to the distribution of cocaine and crack cocaine in the greater Norwalk area. During the investigation, law enforcement officers seized more than one kilo of cocaine, more than 200 grams of crack cocaine, multiple bundles of heroin, more than $100,000 in cash, seven vehicles and two firearms.
According to court documents and statements made in court, on June 4, 2010, Treglia was stopped and arrested after he purchased approximately 56 grams of cocaine from an individual in the Bronx.
On August 24, 2010, Treglia pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to distribute cocaine.
Treglia’s criminal history includes a 1993 federal conviction for distributing narcotics for which he received a sentence of 110 months of imprisonment.
Treglia has been detained since his arrest on June 17, 2010.
This matter was investigated by the DEA’s Bridgeport High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force, which includes members of the Bridgeport, Stamford, Norwalk and Stratford Police Departments, and the Connecticut State Police. Substantial assistance to the investigation was provided by the Norwalk Police Department’s Special Services Squad and the Stamford Police Department’s Narcotics and Organized Crime Squad. The United States Marshals Service and the Bridgeport Police Department assisted in the arrests of the defendants.