Former Wethersfield Resident Sentenced to 46 Months in Prison for Distributing Heroin
Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that Jose Negron, also known as “Chino,” 29, formerly of Wethersfield, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to 46 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for distributing heroin.
According to court documents and statements made in court, this matter stems from a joint law enforcement investigation headed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Northern Connecticut Violent Crimes Task Force and the Hartford Police Department into gang-related narcotics trafficking in Hartford’s South End. The investigation specifically targeted a drug trafficking organization headed by Angel Rosa, aka “Little” and “Daddy,” who is a member of the Los Solidos street gang. Rosa’s cousin, Angel Rosa, aka “Mo Betta” and “Fab,” supervised the daily operations of the organization, which distributed heroin and other narcotics in the Zion Street area.
The investigation, which included court-authorized wiretaps, further revealed that Iran Negron, aka “Face,” “Cara” and “Pete,” stored large quantities of the organization’s heroin at his Gilman Street residence, and also sold heroin and cocaine to his own customers. Jose Negron, who is Iran Negron’s nephew, supplied heroin to Iran Negron and Angel Rosa, aka Mo Betta.
As a result of the investigation, 21 individuals were charged with various federal offenses, and law enforcement officers seized narcotics, one firearm, approximately $230,000 in cash, eight vehicles, and jewelry.
Negron was arrested on April 12, 2013. On January 24, 2014, he pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute heroin.
Negron’s criminal history includes convictions for sale of narcotics, larceny, and failures to appear.
Negron, who has been residing in Manchester while released on a $150,000 bond, was ordered to report to prison on June 10. Angel Rosa, aka “Little” and “Daddy”; Angel Rosa, aka “Mo Betta” and “Fab”; and Iran Negron have pleaded guilty. On April 29, 2014, “Mo Betta” was sentenced to 165 months of imprisonment. “Little” and Iran Negron await sentencing.
This matter was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Northern Connecticut Violent Crimes Task Force, which included members of the Connecticut State Police, Hartford Police Department, East Hartford Police Department, Connecticut Department of Correction, and Connecticut National Guard. The Connecticut State Police’s Emergency Services Unit, Hartford Police Department’s Emergency Response Team, Capital Region Emergency Response Team, Drug Enforcement Administration, Homeland Security Investigations, and the New Britain, East Hartford, Wethersfield, and Manchester Police Departments have provided valuable assistance to the investigation.
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Brian Leaming and Patrick Caruso.