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Feds: Bridgeport heroin trafficker gets 10-year prison term

August 1, 2018

BRIDGEPORT — A Bridgeport man was sentenced to serve 10 years in prison for his role in trafficking heroin, the Department of Justice said on Wednesday.

Tyevhon “Twin” King, 31, of Bridgeport, was sentenced to 121 months in prison, followed by 10 years of supervised release, the DOJ said. He pleaded guilty on Feb. 13 to one county of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin.

King has been detained since his arrest on March 24, 2017.

Court statements and documents showed that “King was a member of a Bridgeport-based heroin trafficking organization that ... received at least 30 kilograms of heroin that had been transported from Mexico, and then distributed the drug in the Bridgeport area,” the DOJ said.

His involved in the heroin trafficking happened between April 2015 and March 2017, the agency said.

King was arrested after law enforcement made several controlled purchases of heroin from him during their investigation. During these controlled purchases, the DOJ said, King distributed at least three kilograms of heroin.

In cars owned by King, law enforcement found “traps,” which the DOJ said are typically used to hide drugs and other contraband.

On March 16, 2017, a grand jury in Hartford returned an indictment to charge King and six others with heroin trafficking and related offenses.

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