Enfield Man Gets 4 Years for Dealing Heroin

Barnaby's sentencing came as part of the FBI's investigation into drug trafficking organized by the Los Solidos street gang.

An Enfield man has been sentenced to four years and nine months in federal prison for his involvement with a narcotics trafficking operation run by the Los Solidos street gang.

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, Enfield's Norman Barnaby, 34, pleaded guilty to multiple drug charges, including conspiracy to distribute heroin.

Barnaby has been in federal custody since April 11, 2013, when he was arrested during the Federal Bureau of Investigation's "Operation Solid Sweep" investigation into gang-related drug trafficking in Hartford's South End.

The use of wiretaps, controlled purchases and surveillance reportedly uncovered Barnaby's routine purchases of distribution quantities of heroin from members of the Los Solidos street gang.

According to the Department of Justice, Barnaby's recent sentencing represents only a segment of his criminal past.

Barnaby, the Department of Justice said, has a history that includes felony convictions related to "a conspiracy to trade firearms in exchange for heroin."

Barnaby served a 41-month sentence for that conviction.

The Hartford Police Department's Vice and Narcotics Squad assisted the FBI's Northern Connecticut Violent Crimes Task Force in the investigation.

Barnaby was one of 21 individuals reportedly charged with federal offenses in the investigation, which netted narcotics, one firearm, $230,000 in cash, eight vehicles and jewelry.


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