Man busted in Old Lyme with kilogram of fentanyl sentenced to prison

BRIDGEPORT (AP) — A Rhode Island man arrested in Old Lyme for trafficking in the powerful opioid fentanyl has been sent to federal prison for 2½ years.

Prosecutors say 29-year-old Alcides Alba-Gomez, of Providence, was sentenced Friday in federal court in Connecticut.

According to court documents, Alba-Gomez and an accomplice traveled from Rhode Island to New York in September 2017 to pick up drugs from a supplier. As they were returning to Rhode Island, the Connecticut State Police stopped their car on Interstate 95 in Old Lyme. Police who searched the vehicle found a package containing approximately 1 kilogram of fentanyl hidden beneath a rear seat cushion.

Alba-Gomez pleaded guilty in January to possession with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl.

 

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