John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that TIMOTHY CHARLEMAGNE, also known as “Red,” 44, of Windsor, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall to 41 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for distributing heroin and fentanyl to an overdose victim.
Pursuant to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), the sentencing occurred via videoconference.
According to court documents and statements made in court, on April 11, 2015, members of the Enfield Police Department and medical personnel responded to an untimely death at a residence in Enfield. The victim was located in a bedroom of the residence. Investigators seized 30 empty wax folds from the bedroom where the victim was found, and the victim’s cell phone.
Analysis of the victim’s cellphone and witness interviews confirmed that the victim purchased heroin combined with fentanyl from Charlemagne shortly before the victim died.
Charlemagne was arrested on December 20, 2017. On August 30, 2018, he pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribution, and distribution of, controlled substances.
This matter was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Enfield Police Department, Windsor Police Department, Hartford Police Department and Connecticut’s Office of Adult Probation. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jocelyn Courtney Kaoutzanis.