Bridgeport Man Pleads Guilty to Heroin Distribution Charge

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Leonard C Boyle, Acting United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that KEVIN LUCAS, also known as “Dutch,” 61, of Bridgeport, pleaded guilty today in New Haven federal court to possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, heroin.

According to court documents and statements made in court, between May and August 2019, law enforcement made a series of controlled purchases of redistribution quantities of heroin from Lucas.  Lucas was arrested on August 22, 2019.  A search of Lucas’ residence at the time of his arrest revealed additional distribution quantities of heroin, approximately 139 grams of crack cocaine, approximately 365 grams of cocaine, items used to process and package narcotics, a 9mm handgun, two loaded magazines, ammunition, and $35,220 in cash.

Lucas is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall on December 15, 2021, at which time he faces a maximum term of 20 years.  Lucas is released on a $50,000 bond pending sentencing.

This investigation has been conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration New Haven Task Force, which includes participants from the U.S. Marshals Service, Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation Division, and the New Haven, East Haven, West Haven, Branford, Ansonia, Meriden, Middletown, Naugatuck and Waterbury Police Departments.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Nathaniel J. Gentile.

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