FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 30, 2005
Norwalk Man Pleads
Guilty To Federal PCP Charge
June W. Stansbury,
Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration in New
and Kevin J. O'Connor, United States Attorney
for the District of Connecticut, today announced that KEVIN RIVERA, age
28, of Norwalk, Connecticut, pleaded guilty yesterday, August 29, in
New Haven federal court to a federal charge of using a telephone to facilitate
the distribution of phencyclidine ("PCP").
RIVERA is scheduled to be sentenced by United States District Judge Janet Bond
Arterton on November 30, 2005, at which time he faces a maximum term of imprisonment
of five years and a fine of up to $250,000.
RIVERA was arrested as part of a federal investigation into a crack cocaine
and PCP distribution ring operating in Fairfield County. Earlier this year,
federal and local law enforcement officers arrested 30 individuals in Stamford,
Greenwich, Norwalk, and Bridgeport as part of the investigation. Law enforcement
officers also conducted searches of nine residences in Connecticut and New
York and recovered crack cocaine, PCP, drug packing materials, narcotics paraphernalia,
and United States currency.
On March 9, 2005, a federal grand jury sitting in Bridgeport returned a multi-count
Indictment against RIVERA and others alleging various violations of the federal
This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration High Intensity
Drug Trafficking Area Task Force. The Task Force is comprised of law enforcement
officers from the Drug Enforcement Administration, Bridgeport Police Department,
Easton Police Department, Stratford Police Department, Norwalk Police Department,
Stamford Police Department,and Greenwich Police Department.