January 07, 2016
Contact: SA Timothy Desmond
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Former Norwalk Man Sentenced For Trafficking Heroin
NORWALK Conn. - Michael J. Ferguson, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration for the New England Field Division, and Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that OMAR ANDRADE, 29, a citizen of Mexico last residing in Norwalk, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant in Hartford to 70 months of imprisonment, followed by four years of supervised release, for trafficking heroin.
According to court documents and statements made in court, this matter stems from an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Bridgeport High Intensity Drug Trafficking (HIDTA) Task Force and the Norwalk Police Department into suspected cocaine and heroin distribution by ANDRADE. In September 2014, ANDRADE agreed to provide one kilogram of heroin to a DEA Task Force officer acting in an undercover capacity. ANDRADE, Joel A. Estrella-Disla and Wilmer Antonio Gomez-Rodriguez were arrested on September 30, 2014, after they delivered approximately one kilogram of heroin to a pre-arranged location in Norwalk.
ANDRADE has been detained since his arrest. On August 24, 2015, he pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, 100 grams or more of heroin. ANDRADE faces immigration proceedings after he serves his prison term.
On August 24, 2015, Estrella-Disla pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, 100 grams or more of heroin. On September 10, 2015, a jury found Gomez-Rodriguez guilty of one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, one kilogram or more of heroin, and one count of possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, 100 grams or more of heroin. Both await sentencing.