Meriden Man Pleads Guilty to Fentanyl and Heroin Trafficking Charges | USAO-CT

Leonard C Boyle, Acting United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JAVIER MARTINEZ, 40, of Meriden, pleaded guilty today to fentanyl and heroin trafficking offenses.

Pursuant to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), the court proceeding before U.S. Magistrate Judge Donna F. Martinez occurred via videoconference.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on February 13, 2020, law enforcement conducted a traffic stop of Martinez’s vehicle in West Haven and found Martinez in possession of approximately 100 grams of a mixture of fentanyl and heroin.  A subsequent search of Martinez’s residence in Meriden revealed nearly a kilogram of heroin, approximately 180 grams of a mixture of fentanyl and heroin, more than 300 fentanyl pills, and items used to process and package narcotics for street sale. 

Martinez pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl and one count of possession with intent to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin.  He is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant on July 28, 2021.

Martinez is released on a $100,000 bond pending sentencing.

This matter is being investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration New Haven Task Force, Connecticut State Police Statewide Narcotics Task Force and West Haven Police Department.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Natasha M. Freismuth.

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