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Stamford Man Faces 20 Years In Federal Prison For Trafficking Cocaine

Federal court in Hartford.
Federal court in Hartford. Photo Credit: Contributed

STAMFORD, Conn. — A 47-year-old citizen of the Dominican Republic who lived in Stamford has pleaded guilty to cocaine trafficking on Wednesday and could face up to 20 years in federal prison, prosecutors said.

Christian Paulino Rodriguez pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, 500 grams or more of cocaine, said U.S. Attorney Deirdre M. Daly.

In November,  arranged for the sale and delivery of kilogram quantities of cocaine, for $32,000 per kilogram, to an individual working with law enforcement, according to court documents and statements made in court.

DEA Task Force officers arrested Rodriguez on Nov. 15 after he coordinated the sale of 5 kilograms of cocaine to the individual.

Sentencing was set for Oct. 12 for Rodriguez, who has been detained since his arrest.

This matter is being investigated by the DEA’s Bridgeport High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force and the Stamford and Norwalk Police Departments.

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