April 24, 2017
Contact: SA Timothy Desmond
Phone Number: (617) 557-2100
Fairfield County Drug Trafficker Sentenced To More Than 13 Years In Federal Prison
APR 24 - BRIDGEPORT, 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 Bobby Gutierrez, also known as “B.O,” 37, formerly of Bridgeport, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Victor A. Bolden in Bridgeport to 160 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release, for trafficking heroin and cocaine.
This matter stems from an investigation headed by the DEA’s Bridgeport High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force, Stamford Police Department, Norwalk Police Department and Connecticut State Police. The investigation, which included court-authorized wiretaps, controlled purchases of narcotics and physical surveillance, arose from several overdoses that involved heroin/fentanyl marked with the same brand stamp on the packaging.
According to court documents and statements made in court, between approximately September 2015 and May 2016, Bobby Gutierrez and others, including his brother Wilfredo Gutierrez, also known as “Bean” and “Big Pun,” conspired to distribute at least 10 kilograms of heroin in Fairfield County. Bobby Gutierrez and others also acquired kilogram quantities of cocaine from sources located in Florida and New York and sold the drug locally.
As part of this investigation, law enforcement officers executed several federal search warrants on May 26 and May 27, 2016. A search of Bobby Gutierrez’s Bridgeport residence revealed a quantity of cocaine, $25,916 in cash and other items used in the trafficking of narcotics; a search of his girlfriend’s residence revealed $47,316 in cash, more than three kilograms of cocaine, and two firearms, and a search of B & B Deli in Bridgeport, which was owned by the Gutierrez family and served as a hub for drug dealing, revealed two digital scales, two large ziplock bags containing what appeared to be cutting agents, and five cellphones.
Nine individuals were charged as a result of the investigation. All pleaded guilty.
Bobby Gutierrez has been detained since his arrest on May 26, 2016. On November 21, 2016, he pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine and one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin.
As part of this sentence, Bobby Gutierrez was ordered to forfeit $171,462, which includes cash that was seized from a co-defendant in Florida in April 2016, and cash seized during the searches in May 2016. On March 16, 2017, Wilfredo Gutierrez was sentenced to 180 months of imprisonment.
The DEA’s Bridgeport High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force includes members from the Bridgeport, Stamford, Stratford, Norwalk, Milford and Trumbull Police Departments, and the Connecticut State Police.