Drug, gun charges land Hartford man in federal prison
HARTFORD — A city man will serve more than eight years in federal prison on fentanyl distribution and gun possession charges, according to authorities.
Arcadio “Grodo” Dones, 45, was sentenced Thursday to serve 100 months in prison, followed by four years of supervised release, a news release from the office of U.S. Attorney for Connecticut John Durham said.
The charges stemmed from an investigation into the claim that Dones was selling fentanyl from a restaurant parking lot in the city’s North Meadows neighborhood, Durham said.
Law enforcement made three controlled buys of fentanyl from Dones in September 2018. He was arrested on Sept. 27, 2018.
The day of his arrest, investigators searched his home and found a loaded gun, more than 200 rounds of ammunition, about 200 grams of fentanyl, more than 1 kilogram of cocaine, a drug ledger, items used to process and package narcotics for street sale and $2,110 in cash. More than $2,200 in cash was also seized from Dones and his vehicle.
He has been detained since his arrest. He pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon on Feb. 4.
Dones’ criminal history includes prior felony convictions on narcotics, firearm, aggravated battery, robbery and larceny offenses.