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Date: 06-12-2021

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United States of America v. Raul Cabrera-Vasquez

Case Number: 3:20-cr-00039-JCH


Court: United States District Court for the District of Connecticut (New Haven County)

Plaintiff's Attorney: United States District Attorney’s Office

Defendant's Attorney:

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Description: New Haven, Connecticut criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Raul Cabrera-Vasquez, also known as “Edgar,” 50, of Hartford, was charged with distributing oxycodone from his New Britain grocery store.

In the summer of 2019, the Drug Enforcement Administration New Haven Tactical Diversion Squad and the New Britain Police Department.began investigating individuals who were selling oxycodone pills from Elzier Grocery, located at 1485 Corbin Avenue in New Britain. Cabrera-Vasquez owned and helped operate Elzier Grocery. Between July and December 2019, investigators made multiple controlled purchases of oxycodone pills from Cabrera-Perez and others at the store.

On February 26, 2020, court authorized searches of the Elzier Grocery and a nearby residence revealed more than 1000 oxycodone pills, drug packaging materials, drug ledgers, and approximately $10,000 in cash.

Cabrera-Vasquez was arrested on March 1, 2020. On February 18, 2021, he pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, oxycodone.

The investigation has conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration New Haven Tactical Diversion Squad and the New Britain Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney John T. Pierpont, Jr.

CONSPIRACY TO DISTRIBUTE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE (Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute, and to Distribute, Oxycodone)

Outcome: The defendant is sentenced to 48 months imprisonment with credit for time served from 3/1/2020 - 3/17/2020; 3 years supervised release, with standard, mandatory and special conditions imposed; $100 special assessment.

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