According to court documents and statements made in court, between March and August 2017, investigators made eight controlled purchases of heroin, fentanyl and/or crack cocaine from CASTRO on Hungerford Street in Hartford. During the last three drug sales, all of which occurred in August 2017, CASTRO was assisted by his associate, Todd Peters.
CASTRO has been detained since his arrest on August 14, 2017. On November 20, he pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, heroin and cocaine base (“crack”).
CASTRO has a criminal history that spans more than 20 years and includes 11 felony convictions, including convictions for sexual assault, criminal weapon possession, and drug trafficking. He was on state probation while engaged in the drug trafficking activity that led to this federal conviction.
Peters, of Hartford, pleaded guilty on November 16, 2017. He awaits sentencing.
This matter was investigated by the Hartford Police Department’s Vice and Narcotics Division, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Northern Connecticut Violent Crimes Task Force. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Marc H. Silverman.