BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- A Bridgeport man was sentenced to nearly six years in prison for heroin trafficking, according to Deirdre M. Daly, U.S. Attorney for Connecticut.
Alberto Colberg, 45, was sentenced Wednesday to 70 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release.
According to court documents, Colberg's sentencing stems from an investigation headed by the DEA's Bridgeport High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force, the Stamford Police Department, the Norwalk Police Department and Connecticut State Police into a drug trafficking ring led by Wilfredo Gutierrez, also known as "Bean" and "Big Pun," and his brother Bobby Gutierrez, also known as "B.O." The investigation included court-authorized wiretaps, controlled purchases of narcotics and physical surveillance.
Daly said that the investigation revealed that the Gutierrez brothers and others, including Colberg, conspired to distribute heroin in Fairfield County. In January and February 2016, investigators made several controlled purchases of heroin from Colberg, Daly said. In addition, Colberg was recorded on prison phone calls speaking to Wilfredo Gutierrez while Gutierrez was incarcerated.
The phone calls confirmed that Colberg helped run the Gutierrez drug trafficking operation while Gutierrez was in prison or in a halfway house, Daly said. A wiretap also confirmed that Colberg assisted Bobby Gutierrez's narcotics trafficking activities, according to Daly.
Colberg has been detained since his arrest on May 27, 2016. On Jan. 3, 2017, he pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute heroin. A total of nine individuals were charged as a result of the investigation, and all have pleaded guilty.
As part of his sentence, Colberg was also ordered to forfeit $7,081 that was seized from his residence.
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