Yoanni “Cuba” Suarez (39) of Hartford was sentenced today to 78 months of imprisonment, followed by four years of supervised release, for trafficking heroin. On January 7, 2016, he had pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin.
The case was made by the FBI’s Northern Connecticut Violent Crimes Task Force, which includes members of the Hartford Police Department, East Hartford Police Department, Connecticut State Police and Connecticut Department of Correction.
In August 2015, they received information that Suarez was selling large quantities of raw heroin in Hartford. After investigators coordinated a controlled purchase of heroin from him, he was arrested on September 17, 2015. Suarez possessed 278 grams of heroin at the time of his arrest. A subsequent search of his Stafford Street residence revealed an additional 986 grams of heroin.
The quantity of heroin possessed by Suarez would create approximately 50,000 individual bags when broken down for street sale. He admitted to law enforcement that he obtained heroin at a price of approximately $60,000 per kilogram, which he received from his supplier on credit.
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