June 06, 2017
Contact: SA Timothy Desmond
Phone Number: 617-557-2100
Hartford Man Pleads Guilty In Fentanyl Overdose Case
HARTFORD, Conn. - Hector Raul Cintron, aka “G” and “Big G,” 23, of Hartford, pleaded guilty in Hartford federal court to one count of possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of heroin. The plea was announced by 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.
According to court documents and statements made in court, in the morning of March 19, 2016, Connecticut State Police and emergency medical personnel responded to a residence in East Haddam, Connecticut on the report of an “untimely death.” The victim, an 18-year-old male, was pronounced dead at the scene.
At the scene, State Police seized the victim’s cell phone and multiple glassine bags containing powder residue. The investigation revealed that Kerry Scanlan, of Avon, Connecticut arranged to purchase heroin from Cintron in Hartford. On March 18, 2016, the victim drove to Avon, picked up Scanlan and then drove to Hartford to purchase heroin from Cintron.
On April 4, 2016, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner issued a report listing the victim’s cause of death as “acute fentanyl intoxication.”
On two occasions in November 2016, Cintron sold approximately 200 bags of heroin to an individual working with law enforcement.
Cintron was arrested on December 15, 2016.
Cintron is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant on September 20, 2017, at which time he faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years. He is released on a $50,000 bond.
Scanlan pleaded guilty to a related charge and awaits sentencing.
This matter has been investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Connecticut State Police Statewide Narcotics Task Force East, and East Haddam Police Department.