John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ALEX NEGRON, 37, of Hartford, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant in Hartford to 27 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for his role in a cocaine trafficking ring.
According to court documents and statements made in court, this matter stems from an investigation conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Hartford Task Force and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service into a drug trafficking organization that was receiving shipments of cocaine from Puerto Rico and California, and distributing the drug in and around Hartford. The investigation revealed that a U.S. Postal Service letter carrier was facilitating the shipment of parcels containing kilograms of cocaine through the USPS to addresses that were on his delivery route in Hartford. The letter carrier distributed cocaine to his own drug customers, and also delivered parcels to other large-scale cocaine traffickers in the Hartford area.
On March 17, 2019, Negron received a parcel containing approximately 500 grams of cocaine. The cocaine was delivered to his co-conspirators.
On June 4, 2019, a grand jury in Hartford returned an indictment charging Negron and 18 co-defendants with conspiracy to distribute cocaine and related offenses. Negron was arrested on May 6, 2020. On October 28, 2020, he pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute cocaine.
Negron, who is released on a $175,000 bond, is required to report to prison on April 5, 2021.
The Drug Enforcement Administration’s Hartford Task Force includes personnel from the DEA Hartford Resident Office and the Bristol, Hartford, East Hartford, Manchester, New Britain, Rocky Hill, Wethersfield, Windsor Locks and Willimantic Police Departments.
This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Geoffrey M. Stone through the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) Program. OCDETF identifies, disrupts and dismantles drug traffickers, money launderers, gangs and transnational criminal organizations through a prosecutor-led and intelligence-driven approach that leverages the strengths of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. Additional information about the OCDETF Program can be found at https://www.justice.gov/OCDETF.