Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that RAMON L. KILLINGS, also known as “Blade,” 39, of Bridgeport, was sentenced today by Senior U.S. District Judge Alfred V. Covello in Hartford to 30 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release for distributing heroin involved in a Stratford woman’s overdose late last year.
This matter stems from an ongoing statewide initiative targeting narcotics dealers who distribute heroin, fentanyl or opioids that cause death or serious injury to users.
According to court documents and statements made in court, in the early morning of December 4, 2016, Stratford Police responding to a 911 call encountered a 33-year-old female who had died from a suspected drug overdose in the bedroom of a residence in Stratford. Responding officers collected wax folds containing suspected heroin, a hypodermic needle and other drug paraphernalia from the bedroom. The investigation revealed that the victim’s boyfriend purchased heroin from KILLINGS the previous evening, and then he and the victim injected the heroin he had purchased.
In December 2016 and January 2017, law enforcement made controlled purchases of heroin from KILLINGS.
On January 18, 2017, KILLINGS was arrested on a federal criminal complaint. At the time of his arrest, he possessed quantities of heroin and crack cocaine.
On May 24, 2017, KILLINGS pleaded guilty to one count of distribution of heroin.
KILLINGS, who is released on bond, was ordered to report to prison on September 8.
This matter was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Bridgeport High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force and the Stratford Police Department. The task force includes personnel from the Norwalk, Stamford, Stratford, Milford and Bridgeport Police Departments, and the Connecticut State Police. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Douglas P. Morabito.
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