Drug Enforcement Administration

New England

Brian D. Boyle , Special Agent in Charge

May 22, 2017

Contact: SA Timothy Desmond

Phone Number: (617) 557-2100

Wethersfield Man Sentenced For Distributing Heroin Involved In Teenager’s Overdose Death

MAY 22 - Hartford, Conn. - Carlos Carrillo, 20, of Wethersfield, was sentenced to six months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for distributing heroin involved in the  overdose death of a 19 year-old Wethersfield teenager last summer.  The sentence was handed down by Senior U.S. District Judge Alfred V. Covello who also ordered Carrillo to pay restitution of $10,524.02 to the victim’s family to cover the victim’s funeral expenses.  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 the sentencing.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on July 16, 2016, Wethersfield Police and emergency medical personnel responded to a residence in Wethersfield and found an unresponsive 19-year-old female on a bed in a bedroom of the home.  The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.  Investigators located a torn wax paper packet under the female’s body and another packet on the nightstand.  Subsequent laboratory testing of the contents of the packets confirmed the presence of heroin.

The investigation revealed that earlier on July 16, 2016, the victim and a juvenile friend met with Carrillo in the parking lot of a Wethersfield motel and purchased two bags of heroin from Carrillo for 10 dollars.  Carrillo was arrested on a federal criminal complaint on August 2, 2016.  On January 26, 2017, he pleaded guilty to one count of distribution of heroin.

This matter was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Wethersfield Police Department. 

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