Leonard C Boyle, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Ketty Larco-Ward, Inspector in Charge of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Boston Division, announced that Javier Acevedo, 41, of Hartford, pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Kari A. Dooley in Bridgeport to a cocaine trafficking offense.

Acevedo pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine, an offense that carries a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of five years and a maximum term of imprisonment of 40 years. Acevedo was arrested on a federal criminal complaint on July 7, 2021. He is released on a $200,000 bond pending sentencing.

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service’s Narcotics and Bulk Cash Trafficking Task Force includes members from the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the U.S. Postal Service – Office of the Inspector General, the Connecticut Army National Guard, and the Hartford, New Britain, Meriden and Town of Groton Police Departments. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert S. Ruff.

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