TRUMBULL, Conn. -- Two New York City brothers busted in a Trumbull drug sting will serve five years in federal prison for heroin trafficking, according to U.S. Attorney for Connecticut Deirdre M. Daly.
Jimmy Estevez, 25, of Brooklyn, and his brother, Miguel, “Domi,” 27, of the Bronx, were both sentenced in Hartford on Tuesday, Feb. 2, to 60 months behind bars, to be followed by four years of supervised release, Daly announced.
In custody since 2014, the Estevez brothers were indicted by a grand jury on 13 counts of heroin trafficking and money laundering, along with their cousin, Carlos Gabriel Estevez, and five other people, Daly said.
The brothers subsequently pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin.
According to Daly, Carlos Gabriel Estevez was found guilty last year of one count of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin, and one count of possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, one kilogram or more of heroin. He awaits sentencing, she said.
According to court documents, the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New Haven Task Force began investigating a heroin trafficking ring headed by members of the Estevez family who lived in New York and the Dominican Republic.
The ring supplied heroin to customers in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, Daly said.
In 2013, investigators arranged a “controlled purchase” of 50 grams of heroin from the Estevez brothers, who traveled from New York City to Trumbull “to complete the transaction,” Daly said.
According to Daly, investigators also intercepted numerous calls and text messages that established that the Estevez brothers were bringing massive amounts of heroin into Connecticut.
According to Daly, 50-year-old Hartford resident Robinson Crucetts, also known as “Robi,” bought large quantities of heroin from the Estevez gang.
Crucetts, who pleaded guilty recently, was sentenced to 66 months behind bars, Daly said.
Four other co-defendants have also pleaded guilty and are waiting to be sentenced, Daly said.
The Estevez case was investigated by the DEA New Haven Task Force, with the assistance of the DEA Hartford Task Force and the DEA in New York.
The DEA New Haven Task Force includes participants from the New Haven, Hamden, West Haven, North Haven, East Haven, Branford, Ansonia, Meriden and Derby Police Departments, and the U.S. Marshals Service.
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