United States Attorney’s Office District of Connecticut on June 14, 2011 released the following press release:
“NEW HAVEN MAN CHARGED WITH CRACK DISTRIBUTION
David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that HECTOR NATAL, also known as “Boom Boom,” 25, of New Haven, was arrested today on a federal criminal complaint charging him with one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 28 grams or more of cocaine base (“crack cocaine”).
According to the allegations set forth in the criminal complaint and statements made in court, between December 2010 and April 2011, NATAL conspired with others to distribute crack cocaine. Specifically, on March 29, 2011, NATAL sold approximately 36 grams of crack cocaine to an individual working with law enforcement in exchange for $1800.
Following his arrest this morning at 76 Haven Street in New Haven, NATAL appeared before United States Magistrate Judge Holly B. Fitzsimmons in Bridgeport and has been ordered detained.
If convicted of the charge, NATAL faces a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of five years and a maximum term of imprisonment of 40 years.
U.S. Attorney Fein stressed that a complaint is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. Charges are only allegations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
This matter is being investigated by the FBI’s Safe Streets Task Force, the Connecticut State Police, the New Haven Police Department, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Inspector General. This case is being prosecuted by Deputy United States Attorney Deirdre M. Daly and Assistant United States Attorney Stephen B. Reynolds, with assistance and support from the Connecticut State’s Attorney’s Office in New Haven.”
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