Feds: Cocaine trafficking lands Waterbury man in prison
WATERBURY — A city man authorities linked to a drug trafficking organization was sentenced to just over three years in federal prison earlier this week.
Jean Carlos Fabal-Gonzalez, 26, was sentenced to serve 40 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, according to a news release for the office of U.S. Attorney for Connecticut John Durham.
His arrest stemmed from an investigation into a heroin and cocaine trafficking operation being led by Waterbury resident Keith Jordan, authorities said. Investigators learned that Jordan was getting large quantities of heroin and cocaine from various supplies and selling drugs to other distributors and street-level customers, according to federal officials.
During the investigation, authorities said, Fabal-Gonzalez supplied cocaine to Waterbury resident Carlos Morais, who then supplied cocaine to Jordan.
A grand jury in Hartford returned an indictment on March 13, 2019, charging Fabal-Gonzalez, Jordan, Morais and 26 others with various federal offenses linked to the sale of heroin, fentanyl, cocaine and crack cocaine.
Fabal-Gonzalez was arrested March 20, 2019. During a search of his home, authorities said, investigators found a gun and more than $31,000 in cash.
He has been detained since his March 2019 arrest. He is a citizen of the Dominican Republic and may face immigration proceedings when he finishes his prison term.
Fabal-Gonzalez pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute, and to possess with intent to distribute, cocaine on Jan. 21.
Jordan and Morais previously pleaded guilty to their charges. Jordan awaits sentencing. On Feb. 20, Morais was sentenced to 60 months in prison.