Orlando Jimenez, a 48-year-old resident of Yonkers, has been sentenced to 36 months in federal prison for fentanyl distribution. The United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, Vanessa Roberts Avery, made the announcement on Tuesday, August 1st.
In August 2021, Jimenez engaged in meetings in Norwalk that were orchestrated and monitored by the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Bridgeport High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force. During these meetings, Jimenez provided samples of narcotics to an individual cooperating with law enforcement. During these discussions, Jimenez disclosed his intent to sell two kilograms of fentanyl to the individual for $38,000 per kilogram.
Then, on August 10, 2021, a transaction took place where Jimenez sold approximately 100 grams of suspected fentanyl to the same individual for $3,800. Subsequent laboratory testing confirmed that the substance provided by Jimenez was a mixture of fentanyl and ADB-Butinaca, a synthetic cannabinoid similar to “K2” or “Spice.”
Jimenez’s arrest occurred on August 26, 2021, at the agreed meeting location after he had traveled to Norwalk with the intention of selling two kilograms of suspected fentanyl to the individual. Upon arrest, Jimenez admitted to investigators that he also had two kilograms of heroin in the back seat of his vehicle.
On February 1, 2023, Jimenez pleaded guilty to possession with the intent to distribute fentanyl. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Lauren C. Clark before U.S. District Judge Jeffrey A. Meyer in New Haven, Connecticut.
Orlando Jimenez is currently on a $150,000 bond, but is required to report to prison on September 5th to begin serving his 36-month sentence. Following his imprisonment, Jimenez will be subject to three years of supervised release for his involvement in distributing fentanyl.