BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A 32-year-old heroin dealer was sentenced Friday to 57 months in federal prison for selling drugs out a Bridgeport barbershop, prosecutors said.
Glen Porter, also known as Kuran, will also serve three years of supervised release for distributing heroin, said U.S. Attorney Deirdre M. Daly.
In 2015, the FBI’s Bridgeport State Streets Task Force, Bridgeport Police Department and Connecticut State Police Statewide Narcotics Task Force initiated an investigation into several heroin distributors operating in Bridgeport, according to court documents and statements made in court.
The investigation included court-authorized wiretaps, controlled purchases of heroin and physical surveillance.
Police determined that Kareem Roseboro, also known as Swiss, was supplying distribution quantities of heroin to other individuals, including Porter. Porter and others sold heroin to their own customers.
Roseboro and his associates used the Stylz Barbershop on State Street in Bridgeport as a hub for their narcotics distribution activity.
During the investigation, investigators seized multiple “bricks” of heroin, items used in the processing and packaging of heroin, and five firearms. A brick of heroin contains 100 individual dose bags.
On June 6, 2016, a grand jury in Bridgeport returned an eight-count indictment charging Porter, Roseboro and five other Bridgeport residents with heroin trafficking offenses. The seven defendants were arrested on June 7, 2016.
Porter has been detained since his arrest. On Nov. 16, 2016, he pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and distribution of, heroin.
His criminal history includes multiple felony convictions.
Roseboro has pleaded guilty and awaits sentencing.