Drug Enforcement Administration

New England

Brian D. Boyle , Special Agent in Charge

March 23, 2017

Contact: SA Timothy Desmond

Phone Number: (617) 557-2100

Hartford Man Pleads Guilty To Heroin Distribution Charge Stemming From Enfield Overdose Death

MAR 23 - HARTFORD, 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 Aaron Gyambibi, also known as “E,” 26, of Hartford, pleaded guilty today in New Haven federal court to one count of possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, heroin.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on the morning of May 7, 2016, Enfield Police and emergency medical personnel responded to a report of an unresponsive male at an Enfield residence.  Responders found a 31-year-old male in the bathroom of the residence and pronounced him deceased.  Officers seized two bags of heroin that were in the victim’s fist, and a needle set that was nearby.  The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the State of Connecticut subsequently determined that the victim died from acute heroin and fentanyl toxicities. 

The investigation, which included analysis of the victim’s cellphone, revealed that the heroin ingested by the victim shortly before his death was purchased from Gyambibi.  Gyambibi has been detained since his arrest on November 16, 2017.  He is scheduled to be sentenced by Chief U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall on July 6, 2017, at which time he faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years.

This matter is being investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Tactical Diversion Squad and the Enfield Police Department.  The Tactical Diversion Squad 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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