Drug Enforcement Administration

New England

Brian D. Boyle , Special Agent in Charge

August 24, 2016

Contact: SA Timothy Desmond

Phone Number: (617) 557-2100

Waterbury Men Charged With Heroin Distribution Offenses

AUG 24 - NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Michael J. Ferguson Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, New England Division and Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that a grand jury in New Haven returned an indictment charging Jamar Jones, also known as “Mitch,” 35, and Alvin Lopes, 40, both of Waterbury, with heroin distribution offenses.

The eight-count indictment alleges that between March 2016 and August 2016, Jones and Lopes conspired to distribute and distributed various quantities of heroin.  The indictment also charges Jones with one count of possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, cocaine (“crack”).  If convicted of the charges contained in the indictment, Jones and Lopes face a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years on each count.  Jones and Lopes were arrested on federal criminal complaints on August 11 and August 10, respectively, and are detained.  The case is assigned to U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford.

This matter is being investigated by the DEA New Haven Task Force and the Ansonia Police Department.  The DEA Task Force includes participants from the New Haven, Hamden, West Haven, North Haven, East Haven, Branford, Ansonia, Meriden and Derby Police Departments, and the U.S. Marshals Service. 

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