A man from the Bronx, New York, was sentenced Wednesday to more than 14 years in prison for trafficking fentanyl and cocaine in Connecticut, federal officials said.
Leonardo Hector Rosado, 52, appeared in court in Hartford on Wednesday and was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Alvin W. Thompson to a total of 170 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office.
On Feb. 23, a jury found Rosado guilty of two counts of possession with intent to distribute and distribution of 400 grams or more of fentanyl and one count of possession with intent to distribute and distribution of 500 grams or more of cocaine, records show.
Rosado’s arrest stemmed from multiple sales of narcotics to witnesses cooperating with law enforcement, federal officials said.
In April 2021, members of the FBI’s Bridgeport Safe Streets Task Force and Bridgeport Police Department coordinated a sale of heroin from Rosado. Rosado drove from the Bronx to a meeting location in Bridgeport where he sold a kilogram of a substance containing heroin, fentanyl and cocaine to a witness cooperating with law enforcement, along with more than four grams of fentanyl, according to federal officials.
A month later, investigators arranged another narcotics sale and Rosado again drove to a spot in Bridgeport with another three kilograms of a substance containing fentanyl, heroin, and cocaine, and an additional 983 grams of cocaine, federal officials said.
Records show that Rosado had also delivered a kilogram of fentanyl to the cooperating witness in 2019, according to federal officials.
Rosado has prior convictions for trafficking narcotics. In 2010, he was sentenced in North Carolina to 121 months in prison for possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine. His sentence was later reduced to 97 months, federal officials said.