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Norwalk Man Gets Nearly 6 Years In Prison For Trafficking Heroin

U.S. Attorney for Connecticut Deirdre Daly
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NORWALK, Conn. -- A former resident of Norwalk was sentenced to 70 months in prison for trafficking heroin, according to Deirdre M. Daly, U.S. attorney for Connecticut .

Omar Andrade, 29, of Mexico, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant to 70 months behind bars and four years of supervised release. Andrade last resided in Norwalk.

According to court documents, Andrade agreed to provide an undercover Drug Enforcement Agency Task Force officer with 1 kilogram of heroin in September 2014.

Andrade, who has been detained since his August 24, 2015, arrest, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, 100 grams or more of heroin.

Following his prison term, Andrade faces immigration proceedings.

Joel A. Estrella-Disla and Wilmer Antonio Gomez-Rodriguez were also arrested on Sept. 30, 2014, for delivering the heroin to a pre-arranged location in Norwalk.

Estrella-Disla pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, 100 grams or more of heroin. A jury found Gomez-Rodriguez guilty of one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, 1 kilogram or more of heroin, and one count of possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, 100 grams or more of heroin. Both are currently awaiting sentencing.

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