Bridgeport Man Sentenced to 21 Months in Federal Prison for Dealing Heroin
|U.S. Attorney’s Office December 11, 2009|
Nora R. Dannehy, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JUAN CONTO, also known as “Edwin Vazquez,” 38, of Main Street, Bridgeport, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport to 21 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release. On July 31, 2009, CONTO pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute heroin.
According to court documents and statements made in court, on October 26, 2007, CONTO sold six grams of heroin to an individual working with the FBI Safe Streets Task Force. The sale occurred inside Paisa NY Style, a store that CONTO operated at 2379 Main Street in Bridgeport.
This matter was investigated by members of the FBI Safe Streets Task Force, which is composed of federal agents and state and local officers from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation Division, the Connecticut State Police Statewide Narcotics Task Force, and the Bridgeport, Stamford, Stratford, Fairfield, Trumbull and Norwalk Police Departments. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Hal Chen.