Bridgeport Fentanyl Dealer Sentenced to 5 Years in Federal Prison

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Leonard C Boyle, Acting United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ANTHONY FIGUEROA-GONZALEZ, 29, of Bridgeport, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant in Hartford to 60 months of imprisonment, followed by four years of supervised release, for distributing fentanyl.

According to court documents and statements made in court, in August 2019, the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Bridgeport High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force identified Figueroa-Gonzalez as a large-scale distributor of fentanyl.  On September 17 and November 7, 2019, investigators made controlled purchases, each of approximately 50 grams of fentanyl from Figueroa-Gonzalez in Bridgeport.

Figueroa-Gonzalez was arrested on a federal criminal complaint on May 6, 2020.  On July 27, 2021, he pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, 40 grams or more of fentanyl.

Figueroa-Gonzalez, who is released on a $100,000 bond, is required to report to prison on December 29.

The DEA’s Bridgeport HIDTA Task Force includes personnel from the DEA Bridgeport Resident Office, the Connecticut State Police, and the Bridgeport, Norwalk, Stamford, Stratford, Milford and Danbury Police Departments.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Karen L. Peck.

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