Authorities Bust Up Waterbury Area Drug Ring

John Silva
March 21, 2019 - 12:36 pm

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(Waterbury, Conn./WTIC) - Federal authorities say 29 people are charged with conspiring to distribute and possess drugs in the  Waterbury area.

The arrests are part of a yearlong investigation among the FBI, DEA, and Waterbury and Naugatuck Police.

Law enforcement officials say that between February of last year and March of this year, the suspects attempted to distribute various quantities of heroin, cocaine, and crack cocaine.

At the heart of the operation, agents say, was 50-year-old Keith Jordan, a/k/a/ "Knowledge".

Jordan is accused of receiving large amounts of heroin and cocaine from suppliers and selling the drugs to street level dealers.

Fentanyl, heroin, and marijuana were also seized, as well as four guns, four vehicles, and $120,000 in cash.

So far, officials say 24 of the defendants are in federal custody, one in state custody and three are still being sought.