October 08, 2019
Contact: SA Timothy Desmond
Phone Number: (617) 557-2100
Hartford man sentenced to 66 months in federal prison for trafficking heroin
HARTFORD, Conn. – DEA New England Division Special Agent in Charge Brian D. Boyle and United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut John H. Durham announced that Danyer Moya-Gonzalez, 30, of Hartford, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Alvin W. Thompson in Hartford to 66 months of imprisonment for trafficking heroin.
According to court documents and statements made in court, this matters stems from a DEA Hartford Task Force investigation of a heroin trafficking organization that was operating in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York and the Dominican Republic. The investigation, which included court-authorized wiretaps, revealed that Moya and other members of the organization distributed heroin from Moya’s store, the Katty Grocery located at 584 Franklin Avenue in Hartford. The investigation also revealed that the organization stored a significant amount of narcotics at a co-conspirator’s residence on Whitmore Street in Hartford’s South End.
Between September and December 2016, investigators made multiple controlled purchases of heroin from Franklyn Caraballo-Almonte, who worked at Katty Grocery. After arranging the sale, Caraballo would travel to Moya’s residence to pick up the narcotics, or Moya would deliver the drugs to the Katty Grocery.
Moya was arrested on April 13, 2017. On April 27, 2017, a grand jury returned an indictment charging Moya, Caraballo, and eight other individuals with various heroin trafficking offenses. On March 13, 2019, Moya pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute heroin, and four counts of possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, heroin.
Moya-Gonzalez, a citizen of the Dominican Republic, faces deportation proceedings when he completes his prison term.
Caraballo has pleaded guilty and awaits sentencing.
The DEA’s Hartford Task Force includes personnel from the DEA Hartford Resident Office and the Bristol, Hartford, East Hartford, Manchester, New Britain, Rocky Hill, Wethersfield, Windsor Locks and Willimantic Police Departments.