Feds: Bridgeport man was ‘large-scale’ fentanyl distributor
BRIDGEPORT — A city man could face decades in prison after he was indicted on federal charges earlier this week, according to authorities.
A federal grand jury in New Haven returned an indictment Wednesday, charging 27-year-old Anthony Figueroa-Gonzalez with distributing fentanyl, according to a news release from the office of U.S. Attorney for Connecticut John Durham.
Court documents alleged that in August 2019, the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Bridgeport High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force identified Figueroa-Gonzalez as a “large-scale distributor of fentanyl,” authorities said.
Investigators made two controlled purchases of about 50 grams of fentanyl from Figueroa-Gonzalez in Bridgeport on Sept. 17, 2019, and Nov. 7, 2019.
He was arrested on a federal criminal complaint on May 6.
The indictment charged him with two counts of possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, 40 grams or more of fentanyl — an offense that federal authorities said carries a minimum term of five years and a maximum term of 40 years in prison on each count.
Figueroa-Gonzalez is currently free on a $100,000 bond.