January 20, 2017
Contact: SA Timothy Desmond
Phone Number: 617-557-2100
Connecticut Man Charged With Distributing Fentanyl, Steroids
Investigation Revealed Defendant Allegedly Provided Drugs to Victim in Wallingford Shortly Before His Death
JAN 20 - NEW HAVEN, 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 Daniel Guillen, 28, of Wallingford, was arrested on a federal criminal complaint charging him with distributing fentanyl and anabolic steroids.
Guillen appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Joan G. Margolis in New Haven and was ordered detained.
As alleged in court documents, on August 31, 2016, the Wallingford Police Department and medical personnel responded to a residence after a report of an untimely death of a 30-year-old male. At the scene, officers seized 12 wax paper folds, eight of which contained a powdery substance. The State of Connecticut Forensics Laboratory subsequently reported that the substance tested positive for the presence of fentanyl. The investigation revealed that Guillen had provided the drugs to the victim shortly before the victim’s death. The investigation also revealed that Guillen sold anabolic steroids.
The complaint charges Guillen with possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of fentanyl, an offense that, given Guillen’s criminal history, carries a maximum term of imprisonment of 30 years. The complaint also charges Guillen with possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, anabolic steroids, an offense that carries a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years.
This matter is being investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New Haven Tactical Diversion Squad, Wallingford Police Department, U.S. Postal Inspection Service and State of Connecticut Department of Parole and Community Services. 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.