By Marquise Washington –
On Thiursday, at the United States District Court in Hartford, Connecticut, Jose Miguel Vega-Rivera, 50, of Hartford, Connecticut was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea to 90 months of imprisonment.
In November, 2021, Vega-Rivera pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute fentanyl.
“In February 2021, the Drug Enforcement Administration identified Vega-Rivera as being involved in drug trafficking activity after he provided more than $72,000 in suspected narcotics proceeds to an undercover law enforcement officer,” said the Connecticut U.S. Attorney’s Office. “April 27, 2021, DEA Task Force investigators stopped a minivan Vega-Rivera was traveling in after he sold cocaine to an occupant of another vehicle. Investigators found distribution quantities of fentanyl and cocaine in the minivan, and a related search of a New Britain apartment connected to Vega-Rivera revealed more than a kilogram of fentanyl, more than 500 grams of cocaine, two firearms, and approximately $52,000 in cash.”