BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A former Bridgeport resident who helped to run a drug-trafficking organization out of his family's deli in the city will be behind federal prison bars for over 13 years, prosecutors said.
Bobby "B.O." Gutierrez, 37, was sentenced Monday by U.S. District Judge Victor Bolden in Bridgeport to 160 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for trafficking heroin and cocaine, said U.S. Attorney Deirdre M. Daly.
From September 2015 to May 2016, Bobby Gutierrez and others, including his brother Wilfredo Gutierrez, also known as “Bean” and “Big Pun,” conspired to distribute at least 10 kilograms of heroin in Fairfield County, according to court documents and statements made in court.
Bobby Gutierrez and others also acquired kilogram quantities of cocaine from Florida and New York and sold the drugs locally.
The investigation arose from several overdoses that involved heroin and fentanyl. Law enforcement officers executed several federal search warrants on May 26 and May 27.
A search of Bobby Gutierrez’s Bridgeport residence turned up cocaine, $25,916 in cash and other items used in trafficking of narcotics. A search of his girlfriend’s residence found $47,316 in cash, more than 3 kilograms of cocaine, and two firearms. A search of B & B Deli in Bridgeport, which was owned by the Gutierrez family and served as a hub for drug dealing, revealed two digital scales, two large ziplock bags containing what appeared to be cutting agents, and five cellphones.
Nine individuals were charged as a result of the investigation, and all pleaded guilty.
Bobby Gutierrez has been detained since his arrest May 26. On Nov. 21, he pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine and one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin.
As part of this sentence, Gutierrez was ordered to forfeit $171,462, which includes cash seized from a co-defendant in Florida in April 2016 and cash seized during the searches in May 2016.
On March 16, Wilfredo Gutierrez was sentenced to 180 months in prison.
The investigation included court-authorized wiretaps, controlled purchases of narcotics and physical surveillance.
It was led by the DEA’s Bridgeport High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force, Stamford Police Department, Norwalk Police Department and Connecticut State Police.