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Fairfield County Man Sentenced For Distributing Heroin

U.S. Federal Court in Hartford.
U.S. Federal Court in Hartford. Photo Credit: File

A Fairfield County man will spend nearly three years behind bars after an investigation into a heroin distribution ring in Danbury.

John Durham, the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut announced that Danbury resident Jose Gregory “Yoshi” Charon, 32, has been sentenced to 30 years in state prison, which will be followed by four years of supervised release, for distributing heroin. He must also spend the first six months of his supervised release under house arrest.

“The prosecution is part of an ongoing statewide initiative targeting narcotics dealers who distribute heroin, fentanyl or opioids that cause death or serious injury to users,” officials said.

According to court documents, on April 9 last year, officers from the Danbury Police Department were dispatched to a local residence, where there was a report of “an untimely death of a women.” Investigators collected three cellphones, a bottle of methadone and an empty glassine bag marked with a particular brand stamp of heroin. Testing of the bag would confirm that it contained heroin.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner determined that the victim died on April 8, 2017, as a result of a methadone and benzodiazepine overdose, prompting further investigation.

Officials said that in May last year, investigators made two purchased of heroin from Charon, which were marked with the same brand stamp that was on the empty bag found in the overdose victim’s residence, leading to Charon’s arrest.

Charon has been detained since his arrest on Sept. 12 last year. He pleaded guilty guilty to one count of distributing heroin on Dec. 21. He is now remanded into the custody of the Connecticut State Department of Corrections.

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